By Jennifer McRae

DENVER (CBS4)– Gov. Jared Polis is addressing concerns about racial diversity in Colorado. On Thursday, he signed an executive order to improve equity, diversity and inclusion at the state government level.

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In 2019, 16,000 employees responded to a survey about equity, diversity and inclusion. Only 51% of those surveyed saw leadership support in those issues.

The order creates a clear policy, adds more training for state employees and tracks results. Polis’ goal is to make sure it is a “Colorado for All.”

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“We don’t just embrace, we celebrate the idea that no two people are exactly alike and those differences are a source of strength,” said Polis.

The executive order was originally scheduled to be signed in March but was delayed due to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

Jennifer McRae

Comments (2)
  1. TomTancredoFan says:

    Twenty appointees in Jerry’s cabinet. And this from a Colorado Sun article – “The Colorado Black Roundtable believes Polis didn’t go far enough. Only one cabinet member identifies with an African American heritage. Angie Paccione at the Department of Higher Education, is biracial, born to an African American mother and a white father.” Gosh Jerry, maybe the first order of business should be to explain your obvious racism.

  2. WS Boyle says:

    Isn’t that also exclusion of whites and older people to?

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