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Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Dreadlocks in the Workplace

Question: Do you think dreadlocks should be accepted in corporate America?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Why Do You Push Incentive-Backed Diversity Goals?

Question: Why do you push "incentive-backed diversity goals"? Isn't "incentive-backed diversity goals" simply another way to describe paying, or even bribing, execs to promote more women and minorities? And if you're going to pay more to those who promote more women and minorities, why not also pay more, directly, to women and minorities, and bypass the "middlepersons"?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Whites Lack Experience as Objects of Racist Jokes

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?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

When Whites Are the Minority by 2050, Will There Be Real Changes?

Question: In a previous question you talked about whites being a minority in 2050. Will there be a redistribution of wealth and power by 2050 so that there is equitable wealth and power among all groups? Or is the issue of diversity management in 2050 really about the white minority managing a non-white majority?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

What Are the Benefits of Employee-Resource Groups?

Question: What's your opinion on employee networks/affinity groups?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Does White Entitlement Exist?

Question: Do you feel entitled to success and position just because you are white? Do your friends generally feel entitled? Do you feel that white men are smarter than black men and white people smarter than blacks, as a whole? When a white man, in general, competes with a black man for a job, does the white man automatically think that he is a better candidate? Just wanted to know!

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Ever Laughed at a Racist Joke?

Question: Have you ever used a racial slur or laughed at a racial joke?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Does It Hurt or Help to Declare Race on Job Applications?

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.

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Being White Doesnt Mean You’re ‘Normal’

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"?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

What’s Your Heritage?

Question: See now, that's the problem: I always tell people, 'You're not "White"! You're: Irish, Italian, German, Polish, Scottish, Czech, Russian, etc., etc. -- something! So, please don't disrespect your ancestors and your heritage!' So, Mr. Visconti, what are YOU? I'd love to hear wonderful and fascinating things about your heritage. Let's all share!

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Am I Really White?

Question: Your surname seems of possible Italian descent as is mine, but I am of Southern Italian extraction. I believe that Theodore Roosevelt once issued an executive order declaring that we Southern Italians are actually black as part of a miscegenation ruling. Are we really white?

Ask the White Guy, Luke Visconti, DiversityInc CEO

Are School Vouchers the Solution?

Question: Hello, what do you think of school vouchers? And, the discrepancy between inner-city schools and suburban schools with funding?