in·clu·siv·i·ty | \in-(ˌ)klü-ˈsi-və-tē, -ˈzi-\

Definition of inclusivity 

: the quality or state of being inclusive : inclusiveness

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Fifty percent of the proceeds from the month of June will go to The Center to help empower the LGBTQ community and provide a safe space that celebrates equality, diversity, and inclusivity. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Milk Makeup Launched a Glitter Collection for Pride Month," 4 June 2018 The example set by Generation Z—from the big stage in Washington, D.C. to sibling marches in smaller towns—was one of diversity and inclusivity. Nicole Fara Silver, Glamour, "39 Women on How Gun Violence Has Affected Their Everyday Lives: 'It Could Be Me'," 25 Mar. 2018 The fashion industry needs an enduring commitment to this notion of inclusivity. Denise Bidot, Teen Vogue, "Chromat Debuts Pool Rules Campaign Featuring Denise Bidot, Mama Cax, and More," 12 July 2018 An anonymous donor has established the fund for inclusivity and accessibility at GRoW at the Wallis. Valli Herman,, "Debbie Allen on her upbringing with sister Phylicia Rashad and what their mother taught them," 17 May 2018 Since then, cosmetics consumers have vocally called out other brands for lack of inclusivity and praised brands that included more shades. Amber Ferguson And Travis M. Andrews,, "Kim Kardashian makeup line, criticized for ignoring dark-skinned women, uses dark-skinned model," 19 Mar. 2018 Indeed, the Time’s Up movement is pushing for inclusivity throughout Hollywood in below-the-line production roles., "Record Scratch: Only 6% Of Your Favorite Shows Use Music Composed By Women," 1 July 2018 Sermons about inclusivity have been replaced with demagogic attacks on immigrants and black athletes. Eric Levitz, Daily Intelligencer, "Trump Has Not Transformed the Republican Party – Yet," 14 June 2018 Christine Toy Johnson, who is the national chair of the union’s equal employment opportunity committee, says universal access to auditions is the ultimate goal to achieve widespread inclusivity in theater. NBC News, "'Frozen' to 'Iceman Cometh': Inside Broadway's push for more diverse casting," 24 May 2018

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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