Why Is It Difficult to Use the Term “JEDI” to Describe New Programs That Promote Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion?

JEDI has become a popular acronym for academic committees and STEMM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) initiatives that address social justice issues. JEDI stands for “justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion” in this context. A growing number of prominent institutions and organizations, including the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, have adopted this acronym…