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Post Tagged with: "Ask the White Guy"

  • Do Good Companies Discriminate in Job Hiring?

    Do Good Companies Discriminate in Job Hiring?

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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’

    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?

    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

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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

    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?

    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’

    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

    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?

    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.
  • Ann Coulter Can Say What She Wants

    Ann Coulter Can Say What She Wants

    Does Ann Coulter have the right to spout hate speech, and do people have a right to criticize her for it? One reader wonders why the American public can't just "lighten up" about it. See what the White Guy has to say.
  • Face Reality About Top Management

    Face Reality About Top Management

    A white diversity and EEO professional at a U.S. hospital takes exception to being "racist," as the hospital has 89 percent employees of color and women employees. Is this enough to say all the employees are equal? The White Guy says no, and here's why.
  • Most White People Think Blacks Are Intellectually Inferior

    Most White People Think Blacks Are Intellectually Inferior

    What do most white people really think? The White Guy gives you his expert take on white people's assessments of black intelligence.
  • Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks? What Our Readers Said

    Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks? What Our Readers Said

    When the White Guy responded to a reader question about why the NBA doesn't look like the rest of America, the e-mail floodgates burst open. Read what they had to say.
  • Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks?

    Why Are Sports Dominated by Blacks?

    One DiversityInc reader wonders why the NBA doesn't look like America. The White Guy has the answer.
  • Passive Racism

    Passive Racism

    Question: I've always been taught that racism does not have anything to do with just mere dominance. It has to do with the "willful" and "hateful" act of purposely denying another race(s) of the same rights to earn a living, obtain housing on an equal level, get gainful employment with the same equal pay for equal effort. It is not based on the fact that white people outnumber a particular race. It is based on using the power structure against another race or races so that they never lose their dominance in every pursuit of legal and fair rights to the pursuit of happiness via employment, free worship, voting rights, etc.
  • Bigotry and Affirmative Action

    Bigotry and Affirmative Action

    Question: By your refusal to accept other points of view on the subject of affirmative action, you fit the dictionary definition of a bigot yourself! Is discrimination of any kind wrong? I say it is. Affirmative action IS a form of discrimination, and therefore, in my opinion, it is wrong. How does discrimination become right in your defense of affirmative action?
  • What Is White Privilege?

    What Is White Privilege?

    Question: So in order for someone to be racist, they must be a minority in the entire country? What about places where blacks predominate like Detroit and D.C. where they hold the political power?