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Ask the White Guy: Is a White Immigrant From Africa Really an African-American?

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?

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Why the ‘B’ in ‘Black’ Is Capitalized at DiversityInc

The White Guy responds to a DiversityInc reader who asks why in other publications the "b" in "blacks" is not capitalized.

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Should Gays Be Allowed to Serve in the Military?

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.

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Affirmative Action: Why Is Ward Connerly Wrong?

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?

Does Gay Marriage Violate Your Religious Values?

We're reaching a crossroads in the way our country treats its LGBT citizens. The dominos are starting to fall.

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Are White Men Racist When They Ignore Ethnicity?

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?

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E-Mail of the Day: What Is Acting White?

Does it mean losing your diction? Wearing your hair straight? Hiding who you really are? Luke Visconti, CEO of DiversityInc, gives the lowdown.

Where Does Equality Begin? (VIDEO)

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.

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Ask the White Guy: Do Public Schools ‘Get’ LGBT Issues?

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.

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Where Are DiversityInc’s Black Developer and Builder Stories?

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.

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Should Black Bigots Be Tolerated?

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.

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The Future of Diversity Debate: Education & Economic Status

A reader questions whether focusing on education and socioeconomic status will lead to a greater diversity debate. The White Guy responds with hopeful promise.

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Is Wearing a Tie a Nuisance?

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.

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Are White Men Entitled to Be Angry?

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.

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It’s a Good Thing That Women Don’t Think Like Men

From my experience — and being a husband and the father of daughters — I value the fact that women think differently than men.

Can Companies Survive Without a Concern for Diversity?

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.

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What About Religious Expression?

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.

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Is Black Culture the Problem With Education?

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.

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Ask the White Guy: How Do You Respond to Offensive Language at the Office?

While at work, you may hear completely offensive language. But the White Guy says you don't have to tolerate it.

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Ask the White Guy: Your Orientation Is Fundamental to Who You Are

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.

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Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights vs. Religious Expression

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.

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Asking the White Guys: Don’t Try This at Home

A DiversityInc reader asks advice about his plan to hold a diversity summit that includes a panel called "Ask the White Guys." Don't do it, advises the White Guy; you may end up doing more harm than good.

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Are Blacks ‘Stuck’ Because They Blame Others?

A reader asks if Blacks are stuck in the past because they can't "get over" color. No, says the White Guy, as well as another reader -- ignoring the past's impact on today is by far the bigger danger.

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How Race Has Benefited Barack Obama

The White Guy responds to a reader's question of whether Sen. Barack Obama is facing opposition simply because he is a Black man.