Post Tagged with: "Ask the White Guy"

  • 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.
  • Lose the Locks for a Promotion?

    Lose the Locks for a Promotion?

    08/11/2008 12:00 am Find out what the White Guy says to a reader who wonders if he has to lose the locks to interview for a senior-executive position.
  • Why Whites Can’t ‘Get Over’ Color

    Why Whites Can’t ‘Get Over’ Color

    06/19/2008 12:00 am A DiversityInc reader believes whites are the ones being discriminated against now--and that the only way to move forward is to "get over the color." The White Guy explains why these beliefs are proof of white privilege.
  • Ask the White Guy: More on Religion, Christians and LGBT Rights

    Ask the White Guy: More on Religion, Christians and LGBT Rights

    03/03/2008 12:00 am A controversial Ask the White Guy on religion in the workplace sparked a slew of responses from DiversityInc readers, one of whom asked how to respond to someone who says rejecting religious beliefs (such as Christian beliefs that trump the rights of LGBT people) is itself intolerant. The White Guy provides the answer: All civil and human rights are absolute.
  • Are Employee-Resource Groups Relevant to Younger People?

    Are Employee-Resource Groups Relevant to Younger People?

    02/19/2008 12:00 am A reader wants to know if younger employees, who are increasingly multicultural, will still find employee-resource groups useful. The White Guy explains why they are inclusive and very valuable to both companies and workers.
  • ‘You Don’t Look White,’ Reader Tells White Guy

    ‘You Don’t Look White,’ Reader Tells White Guy

    10/26/2007 12:00 am The same reader who asks the White Guy why the descendants of African tribal leaders shouldn't pay reparations for slavery also questions his racial/ethnic identity. What does the White Guy have to say?
  • Do You Need an Ivy League MBA to Succeed?

    Do You Need an Ivy League MBA to Succeed?

    10/05/2007 12:00 am When you have your eye on a job with a particular employer, is an MBA from an Ivy League school the only way to go? See what the White Guy has to say.
  • Are You as ‘Qualified’ as You Think?

    Are You as ‘Qualified’ as You Think?

    10/01/2007 12:00 am A reader thinks the White Guy was dismissive of the struggles of non-white job candidates. The White Guy, while not denying "the struggle," thinks not all candidates deserve to be hired.
  • Do Good Companies Discriminate in Job Hiring?

    Do Good Companies Discriminate in Job Hiring?

    09/13/2007 12:00 am A reader asks why companies that are known as diversity leaders sometimes seem to be biased in hiring decisions. Here's the White Guy's answer.
  • Don’t Apologize for Your Accent

    Don’t Apologize for Your Accent

    08/30/2007 12:00 am Ever heard someone tell a white person with a strong southern accent to "learn English?" Why do people view foreign accents and the accents of white southerners differently? The White Guy has the answers.
  • Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

    Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

    08/17/2007 12:00 am What happens when you support equal rights for everyone--except LGBTs? Read what the White Guy tells this active-duty service member about "don't ask, don't tell."
  • Reparations: What White People Need to Know

    Reparations: What White People Need to Know

    08/13/2007 12:00 am A reader wonders why African Americans are in disbelief over white people not wanting to pay reparations to descendents of slaves. Read the White Guy's answer that explains why the ramifications of slavery are very much still with us and how everyone benefits by leveling the playing field.
  • Oil Companies, White Women and Diversity

    Oil Companies, White Women and Diversity

    08/02/2007 12:00 am Why aren't there any oil companies in The 2007 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity? And why do they think having white women means they are diversity champions? The White Guy knows the answers.
  • Why Whites Don’t Understand the ‘Struggle’

    Why Whites Don’t Understand the ‘Struggle’

    07/13/2007 12:00 am Why don't most white people in corporate America understand the particular challenges facing blacks? Read what the White Guy has to say.
  • Diversity or Inclusion? Does It Matter What You Call It?

    Diversity or Inclusion? Does It Matter What You Call It?

    06/22/2007 12:00 am Should we use the word "diversity" or "inclusion" or neither? What is the best word? Does the White Guy think the name even matters?
  • Should I Quit? My Boss Wants to Exclude Blacks From Ads

    Should I Quit? My Boss Wants to Exclude Blacks From Ads

    06/20/2007 12:00 am If the president of your company told you not to include African Americans in advertising, would you quit? Here's what the White Guy advises.
  • Ask the White Guy: Work for Companies That Get It

    Ask the White Guy: Work for Companies That Get It

    06/18/2007 12:00 am Is it better to accept a job with a company that has a record as a diversity leader or be a pioneer at a company that hasn't embraced the business benefits of diversity? The White Guy gives you his informed opinion.
  • What Would Make White People Support a Black Business?

    What Would Make White People Support a Black Business?

    06/13/2007 12:00 am Why would white people choose to do business with a black company over a white one? The White Guy has the answer.
  • Why Utilities Need Mandatory Diversity Offices

    Why Utilities Need Mandatory Diversity Offices

    05/25/2007 12:00 am Why should diversity be particularly important to utility companies? The White Guy has the answer.
  • Is ‘People of Color’ Offensive?

    Is ‘People of Color’ Offensive?

    05/22/2007 12:00 am A reader asks if "people of color" is the appropriate terminology to define a diverse population. What does the White Guy think?
  • The WSJ Gets It Wrong: White Men Don’t Legitimize Diversity

    The WSJ Gets It Wrong: White Men Don’t Legitimize Diversity

    05/16/2007 12:00 am The Wall Street Journal wrote that "having a white male in charge of diversity efforts lends legitimacy to the effort and brings other white males on board." One reader asks the White Guy if he agrees. Read his answer here.
  • Is There a Double Standard?

    Is There a Double Standard?

    05/01/2007 12:00 am The Double Standard: Do black-oriented shows face the same scrutiny for racist content as white radio hosts Don Imus and Rush Limbaugh? What did the White Guy say?
  • ‘Uninformed and Inarticulate’

    ‘Uninformed and Inarticulate’

    04/19/2007 12:00 am A reader argues that there's a double standard for using racial slurs. The White Guy disagrees.
  • Why White People Talk to Black People in Slang

    Why White People Talk to Black People in Slang

    03/19/2007 12:00 am One reader questions why some white people speak to her (a black woman) in slang. Read this article to see the White Guy's answer.
  • Can a White Person Be a Diversity Leader?

    Can a White Person Be a Diversity Leader?

    03/14/2007 12:00 am One reader is at a loss for how to handle doubt that she, a white person, is sincere about being a diversity leader. Read this story for the White Guy's advice.