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Despite a 2009 executive order by Governor Jack Markell to increase the diversity of the state workforce a new report says that it has declined over the years.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that black state officials and administrators have declined from 21 percent six years ago to 20 percent.

A group of African American leaders including those from the NAACP of Delaware and the Interdenominational Ministers Action Council say they will organize an effort to confront discrimination in state government.

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The changing demographics of the nation has gotten Delmarva Public Radio's Essayist George Merrill to compare his childhood in New York to his town of St. Michaels.

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The racial and ethnic makeup of Northern Delaware is now headed toward parity by 2060.

That means that it will reflect the kind of diversity that is now found in Philadelphia.

It is part of a long term trend in diversity in counties like Kent and New Castle.

And what had once been virtually all white communities in rural areas like Cecil and Dorchester counties in Maryland have changed dramatically since 1960.

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Salisbury University has been ranked in the nation’s top 15 percent in undergraduate education according to “The Princeton Review”.

In the 2015 edition of The Best 379 Colleges it highlighted the school’s diverse student body, commitment to fields of study and the variety of student activities.

Rob Franeck, the guide’s author, said that the outstanding academics were the principle reason for selecting the school.

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With more than 400 employees the Salisbury’s government work force is less diverse than the city is as a whole.

The Council members agreed to create a task force during a work session last night that would to look at the lack of representation.

Council President Jake Day told the Salisbury Daily Times that at the end of the day the only thing that matters is that “the numbers reflect the numbers of the community.”