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Workplace diversity challenged by reverse discrimination? A shipping company lost a $1-million verdict after a manager only wanted to hire gay men. What can you learn?
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 White Guy responds to a reader's question of whether Sen. Barack Obama is facing opposition simply because he is a Black man.
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?
Why don't most white people in corporate America understand the particular challenges facing blacks? Read what the White Guy has to say.
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.
One DiversityInc reader wonders why the NBA doesn't look like America. The White Guy has the answer.
Question: From the fly-on-the-wall perspective ... What is it that no black man knows, and no white man will tell?
Question: I am a college biology professor who specializes in University Affirmative Action Programs. It is clear that human races are genetically different and have genetically adapted to where they evolved; these are scientific facts and are not debatable.
Question: I recently overhead a conversation between our HR director, an African-American woman, and a hiring manager, a white woman. The HR director commented that she saw her success directly tied to hiring as many "women of color as possible" to which the hiring manager responded "my goal is to hire as many people of quality as possible." How would you respond especially in light of a past response in which you commented that our past is full of double standards.
Question: There is no need for white people to think of other groups because everything is designed to be so easy for them ... it is a "luxury" that they don't even appreciate. Most black folks are forced to think about racial issues quite frequently, whether we want to or not. I imagine that it would be a luxury not to carry that burden. What do you think?
Question: First of all, the term "white" is subjective. You are obviously of Italian heritage and I really consider Italians to be "Latinos" or Hispanic except they don't speak Spanish. Who coins the ethnic lexicon of terms for the vast ethnicity description that eventually finds its way into our American lexicon description on race and ethnicity?
Question: Wouldn't you say that those who "play the race card" are showing themselves to be racist?
Question: Do whites realize that the majority of blacks are reminded on a daily basis about the color of their skin and how that color may have some effect on the outcome of their day? Do whites even think about their skin color, other than trying to tan it?
Question: Why is it that when white people tell a minority joke, they all think it's really funny, but when a minority tells a white joke right after they finished their minority joke, they don't think it is funny ... it seem to me that can't take it. Is that true?
Question: When I apply for a job, should I put my ethnicity? Especially in places like California that don't have affimative-action policies? When I write my race, is this hurting my chances to find a job? I have an engineering degree, with good grades, and 8 years' experience, but I can't find a job. I wonder if it is because of my race.
Question: Why do white people considered themselves "unraced" but think everyone else is ... AND ... what can I do as a minority to counteract that without coming off with a "chip on my shoulder"?