FAQs: Executive Order on Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping

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On September 22, 2020, President Donald J. Trump issued an Executive Order (EO) banning federal contractors from conducting training “based on race and sex stereotyping,” as well as training that “portrays certain races as oppressors.” The EO targets “divisive ideologies,” and explains that it became necessary “to combat a radical ideology that has infiltrated diversity training throughout American institutions.” Additionally, the EO requires that agencies review their grant programs and orders the agencies to identify programs that would require a recipient to certify that they would not use Federal funds to promote concepts of “divisive ideologies”.

Independent Sector and Sheppard Mullin have partnered to offer this FAQ about the EO.

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