Trump created a hotline for reporting violations of his executive order that bans some diversity trainings. It's already received more than 140 calls.

Marguerite Ward
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Diversity consultancies have stopped some of their trainings over fear of violating the order. Salwan Georges/The Washington Post via Getty Images
  • On Sept. 22, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bans or limits some diversity and inclusion (D&I) trainings within government agencies and contractors.

  • The executive order banned agencies or companies receiving federal funding from participating in "offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating" trainings.

  • Trainings that included terms such as "critical race theory," "white privilege," and "unconscious bias," among other words are subject to investigation, according to the Office of Management and Budget.

  • As part of it, the government created a hotline where people can report alleged violations of the order: 202-343-2008 or

  • The hotline has received more than 140 responses in the five weeks since it was set up, NPR reported.

  • Over 160 business and nonprofit groups, including the US Chamber of Commerce, have called on the Trump administration to withdraw the executive order.

  • This week, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, along with the National Urban League and the National Fair Housing Alliance, filed suit against the Trump administration over the executive order.

  • They say the executive order is "chillingly punitive" censorship that violates guarantees of free speech, equal protection, and due process.

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