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Question: Why is it whenever white people defend their racism, the first thing they default to is "I'm not a bigot" and the second thing is "I have friends who are black"? I could scream.
Question: Suppose someone possesses some of the stereotypes that are attached to their race, gender, orientation, ability and/or age. Do you think this person should embrace or deny these qualities, especially regarding perpetuating stereotypes and advancing in careers?
Question: I've joined a new company in May 2006. All of my coworkers are white. I find it very difficult to build a working relationships with them. I often wonder is it my race (black). Do you think whites feel afraid to communicate with blacks on a professional level?
DiversityInc's White Guy responds to a reader who inquires about the racial identity of a white immigrant from Mozambique. What's in a name?
The White Guy responds to a DiversityInc reader who asks why in other publications the "b" in "blacks" is not capitalized.
President Barack Obama is on the verge of repealing the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. What will that mean for straight servicemen and women? The White Guy addresses one reader's concern over sleeping and showering with LGBT soldiers.
DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti explains why Connerly, who argues against a California program that balances admissions to demographics, fails to serve people equally. How can public schools overcome bias?
We're reaching a crossroads in the way our country treats its LGBT citizens. The dominos are starting to fall.
There's no business case for diversity unless you make it, says DiversityInc's CEO Luke Visconti. How can a company manage diversity to produce positive results?
Does it mean losing your diction? Wearing your hair straight? Hiding who you really are? Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc, gives the lowdown.
Are all school systems created equal? Watch DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti's keynote on how the U.S. education system should level the socioeconomic playing field.
One reader, a teacher, says she never learned how to deal with LGBT issues in the classroom. But the White Guy says despite this, perceptions of LGBTs are improving and have been improving significantly since 1997.
DiversityInc often has stories about different industries in corporate America. But one reader wondered why DiversityInc doesn't have stories on Black developers. The White Guy explains.
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.
A reader questions whether focusing on education and socioeconomic status will lead to a greater diversity debate. The White Guy responds with hopeful promise.
A reader tries to convince the White Guy that conforming to standard Western business attire is equal to sexism or homophobia. Read how the White Guy responds.
Whites are expected to make up less than half the population by 2042. A DiversityInc reader asks if whites have the right to be angry about their dwindling deep-rooted culture. Read the White Guy's response.
From my experience — and being a husband and the father of daughters — I value the fact that women think differently than men.
Although we may be in the worst economy since the Great Depression, companies that foster diversity are still doing well. The White Guy says companies that don't pay attention to diversity face a scary long-term future.
What's the difference between proselytizing and religious expression? Who gets to decide how much religious expression is acceptable in the workplace? The White Guy addresses both questions in his latest blog entry.
A reader says the burden on fixing disparities in education falls on the Black community because of cultural reasons. But the White Guy says it's not the fault of the Black community--and it will take an effort from ALL Americans to fix education.
While at work, you may hear completely offensive language. But the White Guy says you don't have to tolerate it.
The White Guy responds to a reader e-mail with a resounding answer that a person's orientation is fundamental to his or her whole being--and he says being able to be one's whole self at work is absolutely critical for true diversity.
Where do you draw the line between respecting religious beliefs and standing up for corporate values that demand equal treatment and respect of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people? The White Guy says there's no line to be drawn.