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Why Is Age Not Part of Diversity and Inclusion?

Category: Museums and Aging

“As with discrimination and bias based on race and gender, negative feelings about older people are deeply rooted in our culture and are thus unlikely to change unless there is a social movement equivalent to Black Lives Matter and MeToo.”

Diversity and Inclusion (DI) is one of the primary initiatives in the corporate world and continues to gain traction. Look at the managerial staff of any major company and you will see people hired to ensure that workforces and boardrooms are fairly represented in terms of race, ethnicity, gender, and, ideally, physical ability and sexual orientation.

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