In the past few months America has taken a seismic shift towards inclusion and racial justice. People are stepping into the circle to fight for equality, speaking out on bigotry, and trying to do better in their everyday lives. As a person of color living in America, seeing all the protests, demonstrations and rallies in favor of racial justice for all is an encouraging sight.
Socius is doing its part too. As many of you know, we formed a Diversity & Inclusion Committee to help impact change within Socius, our communities and the insurance industry. The committee is comprised of dedicated members who have been hard at work coming up with initiatives designed to move us towards the ultimate goal of equality for all. In the coming months, you will see newsletters providing updates on these initiatives and highlighting different ethnic groups.
The Committee is working on several initiatives to further diversity and inclusion, both at Socius and in the insurance industry. These range from internships and supplemental learning opportunities to partnerships with prominent insurance professional organizations.
Check future newsletters for updates and additional information!
In each monthly newsletter, the D&I Committee will be highlighting and celebrating specific groups and social issues. The goal is to provide facts and education about different ethnic groups, foster awareness and inclusion, and ultimately lead to a greater appreciation of everyone.
The Filipino American community is the second-largest Asian American group in the United States with a population of over 3.4 million as of the 2010 US Census, making up 19.7% of Asian Americans. In 2018, the American Community Survey estimated the population of Filipinos in the United States to be over 4 million.
Polish Americans (Polish: Polonia amerykańska) are Americans who have total or partial Polish ancestry. There are an estimated 9.15 million self-identified Polish Americans, representing about 2.83% of the U.S. population.
Over 15.7 million people in the United States identify themselves as Italian Americans. They constitute nearly six percent (6%) of the U.S. population. Italian Americans are the nation’s fourth largest European ancestry group after the Germans, Irish and English.