Inclusion Rider Work Must Continue In Hollywood And Beyond

By Kalpana Kotagal (February 21, 2019, 12:26 PM EST) -- A year ago, when Frances McDormand won the Academy Award for best actress, she ended her speech with the statement, "I have two words to leave with you tonight, ladies and gentlemen: inclusion rider."

For the next several days, one question dominated the headlines: What is the "inclusion rider"?

I was one of the few people who could explain this viral sensation. I am a civil rights and employment lawyer and a co-author of the inclusion rider — along with Stacy L. Smith of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative and Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, an executive at Pearl Street Films, Matt Damon and...

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