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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.

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Ask the White Guy: Homophobes Shouldn’t Hide Behind Religion

The White Guy responds to a reader's comment and clarifies some points made in his previous post, "Are Traditional Christian Values Part of Diversity?"

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Are Traditional Christian Values Part of Diversity?

The White Guy responds to a reader's comment that DiversityInc has ignored traditional Christian views.

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LPGA Is Wrong in Its English-Only Stance

The White Guy responds to a reader's question about the LPGA's recent requirement that all players must speak English in order to participate in tournaments.

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Lose the Locks for a Promotion?

Find out what the White Guy says to a reader who wonders if he has to lose the locks to interview for a senior-executive position.

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Why Whites Can’t ‘Get Over’ Color

A DiversityInc reader believes whites are the ones being discriminated against now--and that the only way to move forward is to "get over the color." The White Guy explains why these beliefs are proof of white privilege.

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Ask the White Guy: More on Religion, Christians and LGBT Rights

A controversial Ask the White Guy on religion in the workplace sparked a slew of responses from DiversityInc readers, one of whom asked how to respond to someone who says rejecting religious beliefs (such as Christian beliefs that trump the rights of LGBT people) is itself intolerant. The White Guy provides the answer: All civil and human rights are absolute.

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Are Employee-Resource Groups Relevant to Younger People?

A reader wants to know if younger employees, who are increasingly multicultural, will still find employee-resource groups useful. The White Guy explains why they are inclusive and very valuable to both companies and workers.

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‘You Don’t Look White,’ Reader Tells White Guy

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?

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Do You Need an Ivy League MBA to Succeed?

When you have your eye on a job with a particular employer, is an MBA from an Ivy League school the only way to go? See what the White Guy has to say.

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Are You as ‘Qualified’ as You Think?

A reader thinks the White Guy was dismissive of the struggles of non-white job candidates. The White Guy, while not denying "the struggle," thinks not all candidates deserve to be hired.

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Do Good Companies Discriminate in Job Hiring?

A reader asks why companies that are known as diversity leaders sometimes seem to be biased in hiring decisions. Here's the White Guy's answer.

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Don’t Apologize for Your Accent

Ever heard someone tell a white person with a strong southern accent to "learn English?" Why do people view foreign accents and the accents of white southerners differently? The White Guy has the answers.