The historic 2018 election and diversity in America
This year, the midterm elections resulted in the nation’s first openly-gay governor, and a Congress with 42 new women and 23 people of color. Even with the growing acknowledgment and acceptance of diversity in America, a deep and ongoing history of racism, bigotry, and xenophobia in the U.S. means diversity is still often at the center of debate.
In Nov. 2018, a Gallup poll showed that 86% of Americans view non-economic problems as most important. Of these, 45% see immigration, national unity, race relations, and a diminished interpersonal respect as their primary concern. It’s clear Americans place a strong emphasis on issues relating to diversity. But what percentage see diversity as a positive force?
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