Post Tagged with: "Ask the White Guy"

  • Stereotypes: Embrace Them or Deny Them?

    Stereotypes: Embrace Them or Deny Them?

    09/24/2009 6:00 am Question: Suppose someone possesses some of the stereotypes that are attached to their race, gender, orientation, ability and/or age. Do you think this person should embrace or deny these qualities, especially regarding perpetuating stereotypes and advancing in careers?
  • Ask the White Guy: Is a White Immigrant From Africa Really an African-American?

    Ask the White Guy: Is a White Immigrant From Africa Really an African-American?

    12:00 am DiversityInc's White Guy responds to a reader who inquires about the racial identity of a white immigrant from Mozambique. What's in a name?
  • Why the ‘B’ in ‘Black’ Is Capitalized at DiversityInc

    Why the ‘B’ in ‘Black’ Is Capitalized at DiversityInc

    08/10/2009 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a DiversityInc reader who asks why in other publications the "b" in "blacks" is not capitalized.
  • Should Gays Be Allowed to Serve in the Military?

    Should Gays Be Allowed to Serve in the Military?

    07/20/2009 12:00 am President Barack Obama is on the verge of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What will that mean for straight servicemen and women? The White Guy addresses one reader's concern over sleeping and showering with LGBT soldiers.
  • Affirmative Action: Why Is Ward Connerly Wrong?

    Affirmative Action: Why Is Ward Connerly Wrong?

    06/22/2009 12:00 am DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti explains why Connerly, who argues against a California program that balances admissions to demographics, fails to serve people equally. How can public schools overcome bias?
  • Does Gay Marriage Violate Your Religious Values?

    06/19/2009 12:00 am We're reaching a crossroads in the way our country treats its LGBT citizens. The dominos are starting to fall.
  • Are White Men Racist When They Ignore Ethnicity?

    Are White Men Racist When They Ignore Ethnicity?

    06/01/2009 12:00 am There's no business case for diversity unless you make it, says DiversityInc's CEO Luke Visconti. How can a company manage diversity to produce positive results?
  • E-Mail of the Day: What Is Acting White?

    E-Mail of the Day: What Is Acting White?

    05/14/2009 12:00 am Does it mean losing your diction? Wearing your hair straight? Hiding who you really are? Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc, gives the lowdown.
  • Ask the White Guy: Do Public Schools ‘Get’ LGBT Issues?

    Ask the White Guy: Do Public Schools ‘Get’ LGBT Issues?

    05/04/2009 12:00 am One reader, a teacher, says she never learned how to deal with LGBT issues in the classroom. But the White Guy says despite this, perceptions of LGBTs are improving and have been improving significantly since 1997.
  • Where Are DiversityInc’s Black Developer and Builder Stories?

    Where Are DiversityInc’s Black Developer and Builder Stories?

    03/06/2009 12:00 am DiversityInc often has stories about different industries in corporate America. But one reader wondered why DiversityInc doesn't have stories on Black developers. The White Guy explains.
  • Should Black Bigots Be Tolerated?

    Should Black Bigots Be Tolerated?

    02/23/2009 12:00 am There's a major difference between bigotry and racism. The White Guy addresses a question from a reader about whether it's OK for a Black person to be a bigot.
  • The Future of Diversity Debate: Education & Economic Status

    The Future of Diversity Debate: Education & Economic Status

    02/10/2009 12:00 am A reader questions whether focusing on education and socioeconomic status will lead to a greater diversity debate. The White Guy responds with hopeful promise.
  • Is Wearing a Tie a Nuisance?

    Is Wearing a Tie a Nuisance?

    02/02/2009 12:00 am A reader tries to convince the White Guy that conforming to standard Western business attire is equal to sexism or homophobia. Read how the White Guy responds.
  • Are White Men Entitled to Be Angry?

    Are White Men Entitled to Be Angry?

    01/26/2009 12:00 am Whites are expected to make up less than half the population by 2042. A DiversityInc reader asks if whites have the right to be angry about their dwindling deep-rooted culture. Read the White Guy's response.
  • What About Religious Expression?

    What About Religious Expression?

    01/05/2009 12:00 am What's the difference between proselytizing and religious expression? Who gets to decide how much religious expression is acceptable in the workplace? The White Guy addresses both questions in his latest blog entry.
  • Is Black Culture the Problem With Education?

    Is Black Culture the Problem With Education?

    12/19/2008 12:00 am A reader says the burden on fixing disparities in education falls on the Black community because of cultural reasons. But the White Guy says it's not the fault of the Black community--and it will take an effort from ALL Americans to fix education.
  • Ask the White Guy: How Do You Respond to Offensive Language at the Office?

    Ask the White Guy: How Do You Respond to Offensive Language at the Office?

    12/16/2008 12:00 am While at work, you may hear completely offensive language. But the White Guy says you don't have to tolerate it.
  • Ask the White Guy: Your Orientation Is Fundamental to Who You Are

    Ask the White Guy: Your Orientation Is Fundamental to Who You Are

    12/12/2008 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a reader e-mail with a resounding answer that a person's orientation is fundamental to his or her whole being--and he says being able to be one's whole self at work is absolutely critical for true diversity.
  • Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights vs. Religious Expression

    Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights vs. Religious Expression

    12/09/2008 12:00 am Where do you draw the line between respecting religious beliefs and standing up for corporate values that demand equal treatment and respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people? The White Guy says there's no line to be drawn.
  • Asking the White Guys: Don’t Try This at Home

    Asking the White Guys: Don’t Try This at Home

    11/03/2008 12:00 am A DiversityInc reader asks advice about his plan to hold a diversity summit that includes a panel called "Ask the White Guys." Don't do it, advises the White Guy; you may end up doing more harm than good.
  • Are Blacks ‘Stuck’ Because They Blame Others?

    Are Blacks ‘Stuck’ Because They Blame Others?

    10/31/2008 12:00 am A reader asks if Blacks are stuck in the past because they can't "get over" color. No, says the White Guy, as well as another reader -- ignoring the past's impact on today is by far the bigger danger.
  • How Race Has Benefited Barack Obama

    How Race Has Benefited Barack Obama

    10/30/2008 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a reader's question of whether Sen. Barack Obama is facing opposition simply because he is a Black man.
  • Ask the White Guy: Homophobes Shouldn’t Hide Behind Religion

    Ask the White Guy: Homophobes Shouldn’t Hide Behind Religion

    10/29/2008 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a reader's comment and clarifies some points made in his previous post, "Are Traditional Christian Values Part of Diversity?"
  • Are Traditional Christian Values Part of Diversity?

    Are Traditional Christian Values Part of Diversity?

    10/03/2008 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a reader's comment that DiversityInc has ignored traditional Christian views.
  • LPGA Is Wrong in Its English-Only Stance

    LPGA Is Wrong in Its English-Only Stance

    09/12/2008 12:00 am The White Guy responds to a reader's question about the LPGA's recent requirement that all players must speak English in order to participate in tournaments.