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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?