Diversity & Inclusion


Steve Miller, former IRS Acting Commissioner

Heads Roll After IRS’s Illegal Targeting

Acting Commissioner Steve Miller resigns after outcry over IRS’s targeting of conservative nonprofits.

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

A sergeant is charged with abusive sexual contact and running a prostitution ring, the latest blemish to the U.S. armed forces.

Angelina Jolie Reveals Double Mastectomy

Angelina Jolie Reveals Double Mastectomy

Black women are 49 percent less likely than white women to get tested for the mutated genes, but the Affordable Care Act should close that disparity.

President Barack Obama

Obama Faces Criticism on Multiple Fronts

Is the President’s second-term agenda in jeopardy?

Do Fewer Black Doctors Mean Worse Medical Care for Blacks?

Do Fewer Black Doctors Mean Worse Medical Care for Blacks?

Fewer Black males were enrolled in their first year of medical school than were enrolled 32 years ago.

Boston Marathon Bombing: 3 More Charged in Attack

Boston Marathon Bombing: 3 More Charged in Attack

As two more international students are arrested, use caution to avoid stereotyping.

NBA’s Jason Collins: First Openly Gay Player in Major Team Sports

‘I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m Black. And I’m gay.’ With those words, Jason Collins made history.

Anthony Foxx

Obama Nominates Charlotte Mayor as Transportation Secretary

The President tries to counter criticism that his Cabinet is not diverse enough.

Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Address Planned Parenthood

Obama Becomes First Sitting President to Address Planned Parenthood

The president told Planned Parenthood that both he—and the Affordable Care Act—support women’s reproductive rights.

Todd Akin Wishes He Could Take Back ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Todd Akin Wishes He Could Take Back ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comment

Former Congressman, whose Senate bid was ruined, hasn’t ruled out a return to politics.

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General’s Ouster

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General’s Ouster

The Air Force General who threw out a sexual-assault conviction should be dismissed, according to an advocacy group.

Increase Support for Military Rape Survivors

Increased Support for Military Rape Survivors

One in five military women have been sexually harassed or assaulted. Can a “zero tolerance” policy help?

Senator Marco Rubio

Tackling Anti-Muslim Bias After Boston Marathon Bombing

Could U.S. deny student visas to Muslims?

Eddie Jordan, Rutgers basketball coach

Rutgers Hires Eddie Jordan, Will Be Only Black Big Ten Men’s Basketball Coach

Alumnus Eddie Jordan pledges to rebuild the morale of the basketball team after the firing of coach Mike Rice for abuse and homophobic slurs.

NFL to Fight Bias Against Gay Football Players

NFL to Fight Bias Against Gay Football Players

As the NFL draft gets started, the league has started diversity training for recruits and employees to improve cultural competence for gay players.

How to Help Boston Bombing Victims on the Road to Recovery

How to Help Boston Bombing Victims on the Road to Recovery

With almost 180 people having major disabilities as a result of the Boston attack, how can workplaces be more disability-friendly?

Should Boston Bombing Suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev Be Charged in Civilian Court?

Should Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Be Charged in Civilian Court?

Some are calling for Dzokhar Tsarnaev, an American citizen, to be treated as an enemy combatant with little or no right to due process.

Boston Bombing Fallout: Immigration Reform?

Boston Bombing Fallout: Immigration Reform?

The fear of a foreign threat could cause lawmakers to delay plans to overhaul U.S. immigration policies.

4 Things to Know About Boston Bombing Suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Here are four things to know about the surviving Boston Bombing suspect, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

BREAKING NEWS! Boy Scouts to End Gay Ban for Members, Not Leaders

Boy Scouts to End Gay Ban for Members, Not Leaders

The Boy Scouts took a half-hearted step toward inclusion today, announcing plans to allow gay members but not leaders. Here’s why it’s too little, too late.

Why Are Gay College Athletes In the Closet?

Why Are Gay College Athletes in the Closet?

Only 2–5 percent of LGBT college athletes are out. In light of the Rutgers scandal, we asked experts why the NCAA isn’t doing more to create inclusive coaches and teams.

Are Blacks More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s?

Are Blacks More Likely to Get Alzheimer’s?

A new study on Alzheimer’s and Blacks didn’t use the same protocol normally followed with clinical trials of whites.

LL Cool J, Brad Paisley, Accidental Racist

Is ‘Accidental Racist’ the Worst Song Ever?

The furor over the “Accidental Racist” song by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J could have been avoided with some guidance from those being stereotyped.

Rutgers Scandal Update: Pernetti Resigns; President Apologizes for ‘Failure of Process’

Former Rutgers Athletic Director says that his decisions “were out of keeping with Rutgers community’s values.”