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Among 350 tenure-track faculty that Ohio State University plans to hire, how many will be employed under its new "race, inclusion and social equity" initiative?

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The president of Ohio State University, Kristina M. Johnson, recently gave a speech declaring that she and her colleagues are planning "to hire a minimum of 350 net new tenure-track faculty" and that 150 of them will be "within a new initiative called RAISE -- short for race, inclusion and social equity." This will include at least 50 "scientists, artists and scholars whose work addresses social equity and racial disparities" and "100 underrepresented and BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, & People of Color] hires in all fields of scholarship." Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that it is "unlawful" for "an employer to fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual, or otherwise to discriminate against any individual with respect to his compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, because of such individual's race, color, religion, sex, or national origin."

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