inclusivity

noun
in·​clu·​siv·​i·​ty | \ in-(ˌ)klü-ˈsi-və-tē How to pronounce inclusivity (audio) , -ˈzi-\

Definition of inclusivity

: the quality or state of being inclusive : inclusiveness

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Those issues, as well as the network’s stance on inclusivity and diversity, were hot topics during a day devoted to CBS shows at the Television Critics Association 2019 summer press tour. oregonlive.com, "CBS executives pressed on ‘Bull’ and ‘Big Brother’ controversies over sexual harassment and racism: TV press tour," 1 Aug. 2019 Similar to Rihanna's Savage X Fenty lingerie brand, Fenty champions inclusivity by featuring a range of sizes from extra small to XXXL. Hannah Malach, Billboard, "Rihanna Stuns in Red Fenty Satin Slip Dress: See New Pics," 28 June 2019 As a designer who features women of all races and body types in his fashions, and regularly discusses inclusivity as a judge on Bravo's Project Runway, Maxwell's win also represents the fashion industry's admitted need for adaptation. Laura Stampler, Fortune, "The Oscars of Fashion Honors Lady Gaga’s Designer Brandon Maxwell," 4 June 2019 For all the talk of increasing inclusivity on television, few shows walk the walk quite like Vida, the Starz series created by Tanya Saracho. Monica Castillo, Marie Claire, "Mishel Prada on How Starz's 'Vida' Is Charting Inclusive New TV Territory," 20 May 2019 But maybe most important in 2019, letting the breasts be gives the bralette those social media bona fides: body positivity, inclusivity, authenticity. Linda Dyett, New York Times, "The Bralette Is Back. This Time Blouses Are Optional.," 31 July 2019 Now, that would be a genuine and grand gesture of inclusivity, equity, and access. Brian T. Allen, National Review, "The Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition Takes a Traditional Turn," 13 July 2019 The culture wars are hot again, but in this era, liberals are the ones carrying the protest signs, demanding inclusivity, representation and immediate change. Kriston Capps, Washington Post, "A museum canceled its Robert Mapplethorpe show — and decades later, it’s finally trying to make amends," 12 June 2019 Zendaya's commitment to only casting women of color, and celebrating size and age inclusivity, is truly inspiring. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Tommy x Zendaya Hits Paris Fashion Week and It's Bringing Back the Days of Disco," 2 Mar. 2019

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1929, in the meaning defined above

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