Diversity & Inclusion

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‘I’m Puerto Rican—I’d Be Great at Selling Drugs’; ‘Not Married? She Must Be a Lesbian’

ABC’s new comedy “Work It” has offended Latinos, LGBT people, TV critics and viewers. How can a company use its employee-resource groups, diversity councils and clarity of values to prevent multicultural missteps?

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Lowe’s Muslim Publicity Gaffe Serves as Case Study of What Not to Do

Lowe’s publicity nightmare continues after being the only major advertiser to pull its advertising from TLC’s “All-American Muslim” reality show.

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Muslims & Stereotypes: Do They Really Hate Us?

Why is Islamophobia so prevalent in the United States? Islamic experts answer probing questions from DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti and explain how much misguided information reaches the general public.

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Diversity & Inclusion Puts Kaiser Permanente on Top With Employees, Customers

What diversity and inclusion strategies helped this company rise to the DiversityInc Top 50?

NBA Star John Amaechi Says ‘Hate Speech Goes Beyond N- and F-Words’ (VIDEO)

Watch the full-length video of NBA player John Amaechi’s presentation at the DiversityInc 2011 Special Awards.

Why Is Training Veterans a Win-Win Situation for Corporations?

Find out how one company is training veterans to meet its business needs.

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What They’re Saying: Diversity Strategies to Keep Occupy Wall Street Protesters at Bay

Recent news coverage of the growing OWS/99 Percent movement highlights underlying social inequities and the need for proactive diversity management.

What They’re Saying: Alabama Immigration Law Has Dire Economic Implications

The new Alabama immigration law is causing thousands of Latinos—both documented and undocumented—to flee the state. Here’s a roundup of the repercussions to business, agriculture, the schools, the clergy and the state’s society.

Wells Fargo Donates $100,000 to SF Chinatown Community Development Center to Fund Youth Jobs in Action Program

Wells Fargo representatives joined Chinatown Community Development Center staff and Chinatown youths for the $100,000 check presentation.

How to Stop the Asian ‘Brain Drain’ in Your Company

Why are so few highly educated and ambitious Asian Americans making it to the top of corporations?

Embracing Disabilities in the Workplace

Find out how the Marriott Foundation is helping companies diversify their workforce with eager young people.

Marine Corps Leader Praises Service of Black Troops

The Marine Corps is committed to honoring its Black servicemen and increasing the ranks of Black officers.

As Wealth Gap Between Whites, Blacks & Latinos Grows, What Can Your Company Do?

The median wealth of whites is 20 times that of Blacks and 18 times that of Latinos. What are the reasons-and, more importantly, what can be done?

How Diversity Drives Market Share

Cultural competence and diversity-management best practices improve market share.

Successful Career Paths for Women in Corporate Sales

These seven companies effectively move women into line-management jobs and REALLY let them have work/life success. Here's how they do it

Why We Still Need Affirmative Action

A panel of civil-rights experts and lawyers, led by DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti, told an audience of CEOs and senior executives that anti-affirmative-action activist Ward Connerly fails to recognize the damaging extent of past racism or that contemporary institutionalized racism is pervasive and powerful. They spoke after Connerly addressed the audience.

Debunking the ‘Affirmative-Action Myth’

Who has benefited most from affirmative action? The answer will surprise you and will explain why the practice is still beneficial.

Rutgers University Honors Steve Colson for Lifetime of Philanthropy

Steve Colson is one of the biggest donors to the Rutgers Future Scholars and was recently recognized by Rutgers University for his extraordinary commitment to furthering education and social justice in the community.

What Rock and Roll Really Means

Dr. Jacklyn Chisholm, vice president of planning and external affairs for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Rock Hall) in Cleveland, talks about the legacy of rock and roll in the African-American community.

Obesity Is a Disability, Says EEOC

The EEOC now says that obesity is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, after courts had rejected obesity as a disability under the ADA. Attorney Bob Gregg explains this and other disability-related legal issues.

AT&T’s Anne Chow Takes Atypical Sales Path

Anne Chow, the senior vice president in AT&T's Premier Client Group and one of the highest-ranking Asian Americans at a Fortune 500 company, says "sales" is an atypical profession for Asians.

Rear Adm. Faller: ‘Women Make the Navy Better’ (VIDEO)

Women have reached some of the highest ranks of the Navy, and they've improved operations across the organization, Rear Adm. Craig Faller told DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti in an interview.

How Working Hard and Saying ‘Yes’ Paid Off

How did Luis Aguilar go from corporate lawyer to savvy businessman to SEC commissioner? Here's his story.

FBI, Homeland Security Sued Over BLM Surveillance Records

Black People Can’t Be Racist

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti's response to a question about whether Kanye West was racist when he said former President George W. Bush "doesn't care about Black people" triggered some confused e-mails. Here, Visconti explains the difference between a racist and a bigot, and why Black people can't be racist toward white people.