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White House Expands Crackdown on Certain Diversity and Inclusion Training

President Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday evening that extends his crackdown on certain employee diversity and inclusion training for federal agencies, contractors, grant recipients and the military.

This order comes a few weeks after the Office of Management and Budget ordered federal agencies to redirect funding for certain diversity training for employees, which the administration deemed “un-American propaganda.” The new directive targets training for all those involved with the federal government that is “rooted in the pernicious and false belief that America is an irredeemably racist and sexist country.” It raised questions and concerns among experts and former government officials.

“Executive departments and agencies, our uniformed services, federal contractors and federal grant recipients should, of course, continue to foster environments devoid of hostility grounded in race, sex, and other federally protected characteristics,” said the executive order. “But training like that discussed above perpetuates racial stereotypes and division and

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  • As we enter the homestretch of the 2020 presidential campaigns, listen in on Tuesday, September 29, at 1 p.m. ET for a live conversation with Business Insider’s politics team.
  • Join the discussion with our Washington, DC, bureau chief, Darren Samuelsohn, and the reporters Tom LoBianco and Tina Sfondeles on what to expect at the much-anticipated first presidential debate, the inner workings of the Trump and Biden campaigns, and the expected battle over the election results after the November 3 vote.
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SEMI-NBMC Invites White Paper Proposals for Funding of Human Monitoring Innovations

MILPITAS, Calif., Sept. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — SEMI Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC) today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovations in ambulatory monitoring, wearable technologies for cognitive assessment, and innovative power sources for wearable monitors. Proposals are also welcome for new concepts to advance mobile human monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. Projects will be awarded with cash budgets ranging from $500,000 to $2 million. The RFP is funded by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

SEMI-NBMC focuses on innovation challenges and opportunities during research and development (R&D) to increase the technology and manufacturing readiness levels (TRL/MRL) of nanotechnologies and biotechnologies. The SEMI-NBMC program and committee encourages submission of novel technical approaches that carry significant risk as well as those that represent evolutionary improvements on existing technical capabilities, which tend to be less risky and involve shorter development and delivery times.

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White Sox’ Dylan Cease struggling at the wrong time

If Dylan Cease was auditioning Sunday for a chance to be the No. 3 starter in the White Sox’ playoff rotation, well, let’s just say rookie Dane Dunning might want to circle Oct. 1 on his calendar.

That’s when the Sox would play Game 3 of their best-of-three wild-card series against an opponent to be determined. With Lucas Giolito and Dallas Keuchel all but certain to the start the first two games, avoiding Cease in the ‘‘if necessary’’ deciding game, given the awful control problems he’s working through, seems to be a no-brainer. With the Sox trying to protect their lead in the American League Central, Cease walked seven in three-plus innings in a 7-3 loss to the host Reds.

‘‘This one we want to throw in the garbage, move on, not make too much of it,’’ manager Rick Renteria said.

Cease, who has an upper-90s fastball, sharp breaking stuff

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Biden Says He’s Benefited from White Privilege After Trump Rejects Idea He Has in Woodward Tapes

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Thursday admitted he has benefited from white privilege after President Donald Trump scoffed at the idea that he has in journalist Bob Woodward’s audio tapes.

When asked about his white privilege during a CNN town hall in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden said, “Sure, I’ve benefited just because I don’t have to go through what my Black brothers and sisters have had to go through.”

After the admission, Biden quickly distanced himself from the same white privilege that Trump has been accused of by painting his background as someone who was raised in a working class family.

“Growing up with parents in Scranton, we’re used to guys that look down their nose at us,” he continued, “people who look at us and think that we’re suckers… we’re not equivalent to them.”

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Esper promised more diversity at the Pentagon. The White House had other ideas.

Ted Johnson, a speechwriter for the Joint Chiefs from 2014 to 2016 and retired Navy commander, criticized the lack of diversity in the Trump administration broadly, noting that “the rhetoric that often accompanies the conversation around this administration makes it clear that if you are a minority serving in it, you’re going to have to contend with a level of discomfort that you would not have had to face in a previous administration.”

The Pentagon declined multiple requests to provide a breakdown of its senior civilian ranks by race, but publicly available data reveals a department run overwhelmingly by white men. Esper and his deputy, David Norquist, are white. Six out of seven members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff are white men; new Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown is only the second Black man ever to serve on the Joint Chiefs.

The lower ranks of

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