REPORT: US Much Less Inclusive Than It Was Two Years Ago

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The United States has become more divided along race, gender and other identity lines than it was two years ago, according to a report by the HAAS Institute at the University of California-Berkeley.

It found the U.S. has become less inclusive, less welcoming to women, minority groups and people with disabilities, compared to the rest of the world since 2016.

The U.S. was one of the most inclusive countries in the world in 2016, ranking 23rd.



In 2017, that ranking dropped to 69th. It edged up to 58 this year.

The HAAS Institute’s inclusiveness index is based on how people who are not white, male, Christian, straight or able-bodied fare in society compared to the majority.

It also considers how those groups do when it comes to things like hate crimes, political representation, anti-discrimination laws, income inequality, incarceration rates and immigration and asylum policies.



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