Native American Heritage Month

1.5 Million
The number of people who identified as Cherokee in the 2020 census. Cherokee was the largest American Indian alone or in any combination population group in the United States in 2020. The Navajo nation was the most common American Indian alone response with 315,086 people.
The number of people who identified as Yup'ik (Yup'ik Eskimo) in the 2020 Census. Yup'ik (Yup'ik Eskimo) was the largest Alaska Native alone group in the United States. Tlingit was the largest Alaska Native alone or in any combination group with 22,601 people.
9.7 Million
The nation's American Indian and Alaska Native population alone or in combination in 2020.
The number of distinct, federally recognized American Indian reservations in 2022, including federal reservations and off-reservation trust lands.
The number of federally recognized Indian tribes in 2023.
The number of Alaska Native village statistical areas.
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Low-income and minority Americans tend to live and work in areas disproportionately exposed to pollution (, 2023).
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Latino children are 60% more at risk than white counterparts to have asthma attacks (, 2023).
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Groups formerly seen as "minorities" may reach majority status by 2045 (50 Diversity in the Workplace Statistics to Know by Bailey Reiners, 2023).
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Forty-eight percent (48%) of Generation Z are of racial or ethnic minority (50 Diversity in the Workplace Statistics to Know by Bailey Reiners, 2023).
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More than half LGBT employees conceal their sexuality at work (May 2015, The cost of the closet).
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Gender-Diverse Teams are 15% more likely to outperform the average team (October 2022, Diversity in the Workplace Statisticis to Know).
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Three in four (3 in 4) job seekers and workers prefer diverse companies and coworkers. (50 Diversity in the Workplace Statistics to Know by Bailey Reiners, 2023).
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Age bias stars at age 47 (Westpac Women of Influence Report, 2015).
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According to a June 2020 survey, 55% of 18-34 year-olds wanted to see more racial diversity in advertisements, compared to 32% of 65+ year-olds (Statista, 2020).
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Facebook found that online campaigns with more diverse representation had higher ad recall in 90% of the simulations they ran (Facebook, n.d.).
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People with a physical disabiltiy take less time off work. Over a 15 month tiral people with physical disabilties were absent 11.8 days, compared to people without physical diability who were absent 19.2 days (Austrailian Network on Disability, quoting Telstra study, 2010).
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Companies without accessible sites are losing $6.9 billion a year to competitors whose sites are accessible (US Department of Commerce, n.d.).
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Ninety percent (90%) of websites are inaccessible to people with disabilities who rely on assistive technology (AbilityNet, n.d.).
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One in two mothers report discrimination in the workplace during pregnancy, parental leave or on return to work. One in four fathers and partners report discrimination related to parental leave and return to work (Australian Human Rights Commission).
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Diverse teams are 87% better at making decisions (Fall 2022, People Management).
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There is new focus on the multigenerational workforce. There are now five, or more generations in the workforce from the Silent Generation, baby Boomers, Generation X, Millennials, and Generation Z (Everfi, DEI Trends for 2022).
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Inclusive cultures produce better business decisions 87% of the time, and they make them twice as quickly (March 2022 KIDADL, 81 Diversity Facts That Will Definitely Surprise You).
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More than half of college students say they feel excluded based on an aspect of their identity (April 2022, Hanover Research, Frontier in Higher Education).
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88% of students consider it important for institutions to prioritize the funding for programs and resources that support historically disadvantaged student subgroups (April 2022, Hanover Research, 2022 Higher Education Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Survey).
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Nearly half of first generation college students (neither parent has a bachelor's degree) attend a community college, compared to 25% of students with college-educated parents (February 2018, Department of Education National Center for Education).
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The United State's GDP would increase by $25 billion if just 1% more persons with disabilities were hired. People with disabilities had a 7.3% unemployment rate, which is more than double pre-pandemic rate of 3.5% for the overall population (March 2022, 81 Diversity Facts That Will Definitely Surprise You).
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According to a UCLA Williams Institute poll of 935 LGBT workers, conducted in May 2021, 46% of them had been treated unfairly at work. This includes being passed over for a job, getting fired, and being harrassed. one third of LGBT employees have quit their job due to discrimination (March 2022, KIDADL, 81 Diversity Facts That Will Definitely Surprise you).
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Between 1999 and 2019, the number of women in the US workforce increased by 18.5%, while the number of people of color increased by 26% (March 2022 KIDADL, 81 Diversity Facts That Will Definitely Surprise You).
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Voices of DEI


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