Freshly sworn-in Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin is getting to work; Youngkin issued a statement this week announcing more efforts to remove CRT and the idea of ‘equity’ from his administration’s lexicon.
According to Fox News, “In a Wednesday press release, Youngkin announced that Heritage Foundation policy expert Angela Sailor has been tapped as the commonwealth’s new director of diversity, equity, and inclusion” —just without the ‘equity’ part.
“The people of Virginia elected the most diverse leadership in the Commonwealth’s history. Virginia is big enough for the hopes and dreams of a diverse people. Angela Sailor’s experience in government, nonprofits and the private sector will guide us as we ensure that the government is working for all Virginians across our diverse Commonwealth, especially when it comes to economic opportunity for all Virginians. In addition, I will introduce and support legislation to change the name of the office to the Diversity, Opportunity and Inclusion Office,” the statement read, explaining that the word “Equity” in Sailor’s title has been swapped with “Opportunity.”
Youngkin banned CRT on his first day in office and has decided to remove CRT-friendly staff members from the former administration.
According to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, “Former Gov. Ralph Northam created the state’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in 2019 in the aftermath of the blackface scandal that nearly ended his term. The office has been unstaffed since its former chief and her four staffers, who served at the will of the governor, were not asked to stay in their jobs.”