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Virginia Gov. Youngkin Names CRT Opponent As New Chief Diversity Officer, Cleans House At Department

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Virginia’s newly sworn-in Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin is cleaning house at the commonwealth’s diversity and inclusion department and has appointed an opponent of Critical Race Theory to lead the office where changes in “equity” messaging are already being made.

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.

“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.”

Sailor has written in opposition of Critical Race Theory, a key issue that propelled Youngkin to victory, in … (Read more)

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