Diversity & Inclusion


What’s Everyone Saying About Rutgers’ Rice Crisis?

Reaction toward ex-Coach Rice’s abusive behavior has celebrity athletes, NCAA coaches and leading news columnists demanding that Rutgers take more action.

Dr. Robert Barchi and Tim Pernetti

Should Rutgers President and Athletic Director Resign After Coach Rice Scandal?

Rutgers faculty, government officials, members of the public (and DiversityInc readers) are demanding answers to the Rutgers University basketball scandal involving physical abuse and homophobic slurs—and some are asking for the resignation of Athletic Director Tim Pernetti and Rutgers President Dr. Robert Barchi.

Mike Rice, fired Rutgers basketball coach

Why Did Rutgers Wait to Fire Coach After Anti-Gay and Abusive Actions?

Rutgers should have fired basketball coach Mike Rice in November instead of waiting until a video surfaced yesterday of his homophobic and vicious attacks on players.

Should Black Women Straighten Their Hair or Lighten Their Skin?

Backlash against R&B singer India.Arie’s new cover art re-raises controversial #skinversation on racism/colorism in Black community, including the discussion on Black hair.

Racism & Bigotry: Will ‘Wetback’ Slur Derail GOP’s Rebranding Efforts?

Yet another insensitive Republican gaffe makes headlines. Can the GOP get its act together in time for the next election cycle?

Will DOMA be ruled Unconstitutional?

‘Separate But Equal?’ Same-Gender Marriage Parallels Racist Jim Crow Laws

SCOTUS is weighing overturning the Defense of Marriage Act. Are comparisons to racism and civil-rights laws helping?

Same-Gender Marriage Equality: DiversityInc

Red for Equality: What Are the 10 Most Powerful Memes for Same-Gender Marriage?

Americans’ support for same-gender marriage has gone viral. Which images best show your support?

Same-Sex Marriage: Will It Pass? Prop 8 and DOMA Debates Continue

Why the Supreme Court May Not Recognize Same-Gender Marriage

Why is SCOTUS hesitant to allow same-gender couples the right to marry to supersede states’ bans? Here are the factors—and outcomes—that could sway justices’ decisions.

The Wrong Message: "Lean In" by Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg’s Message on Mentoring Is Wrong—and Dangerous

Sheryl Sandberg’s "Lean In" says senior women perceive mentoring requests as “total mood killers” and urges younger women to excel before they try to find mentors. Here’s why she’s totally wrong.

Disparities Show Lack of Diversity in Healthcare: Blacks and Whites Receive Different Healthcare

Why Do Black Children Receive Fewer Antibiotics?

Does race come into play when physicians pull out their prescription pads? New research suggests continued bias toward Blacks and Latinos in healthcare.

Are Police in NYC Targeting Blacks, Latinos for Drug Possession?

More Whites Smoke Weed, But NYC Spent $440M Targeting Blacks and Latinos

Is the NYPD making bamboozle arrests? Study quantifies how racial bias wastes tax dollars while Black, Latino teens get disproportionately pinched for marijuana arrests.

Obama Doppleganger on "The Bible" series Blows Up Social Media

HISTORY Channel Racist? Why Satan Looks Like Obama

The Bible producers claim the Satan character's resemblance to President Obama is “utter nonsense,” despite actor whose skin was darkened

After Racist Cover, Bloomberg Targeted by Greenlight Institute for Apology

Advertisers Asked to Pressure Bloomberg Businessweek Over Racist Cover

The Greenlining Institute is asking the magazine to release the demographics of its staff and management, issue a more heartfelt apology, and tell the real story of the housing crisis.

Women testify before the Senate, Call for Action Against Military Harassment Toward Women Service Members

‘I Was Raped,’ Military Women Tell Senate

The U.S. Senate is finally listening to the Service Women’s Action Network’s outcry. But will there ever be change?

Selling Health Insurance to 2.6 Million Californians

Language Challenge: Selling Health Insurance to 2.6 Million Californians

To reach the thousands of newly insured people who don’t speak English, Kaiser Permanente, WellPoint and others rely increasingly on cultural competence in a variety of languages.

How to do telecommuting the RIGHT way

Is This the End of Flexible Workplaces?

Why does telecommuting work so well at some companies but appear to have failed at Yahoo! and Best Buy? Is it right for your company—and for you?

Jim Crow and Gay Marriage Ban: Similar Discrimination?

Black Lawyers to SCOTUS: We’ve Heard These Anti-Marriage Equality Arguments Before

Are same-gender marriage bans recycled Jim Crow-era tactics? Howard University is urging the Supreme Court to overturn Prop 8.

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO and author of Lean In

Sandberg’s ‘Lean In’: Women’s Biggest Barrier to Success? Themselves

Facebook COO’s new book 'Lean In' rekindles debate on equality for women in the workplace.

Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In

Does Sandberg Let Corporations Continue Discrimination Against Women?

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's "movement" gives corporate America an easy out on promoting women, argues DiversityInc's Barbara Frankel in a first-person column.

Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund

International Women’s Day: How to Achieve Economic Equality

The International Monetary Fund’s Christine Lagarde offers solutions on the wage gaps, cultural restrictions and lack of jobs that hold women back globally.

neil king, young, younger, voters, crowds

Young, Diverse Crowds Celebrate Obama: Neil King Jr., The Wall Street Journal

How are younger voters shifting political mindsets in America? Changing racial demographics are affecting society's attitude toward government.

Sugar War: Culprit for Health Disparities Among Blacks & Latinos

Diddy Wet the Bed! How Did He Stop? [VIDEO]

Hip-hop mogul joins war on sugar, turns an embarrassing confession into anti-junk-food advocacy.

Sugar Tax on Sodas and More

War Against Sugar Is Growing Among Blacks and Latinos

Local governments step in to stop the rampant consumption of soda and candy that leads to obesity and health disparities—but the powerful food lobby is pushing back with a heavy hand.

Diversity & Inclusion News: Walmart Initiative for Healthier Food

Walmart’s Healthier-Food Initiative: Big Enough to Combat Big Sugar?

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer and largest purveyor of groceries, is stepping into the fight against obesity and food security in a big way.