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Archived: Starting Religious Employee-Resource Groups

Six years ago, Aetna Chief Diversity Officer Raymond Arroyo started pitching the idea of faith-based employee-resource groups to his company leadership. But the organization, like many others, was nervous, especially those in HR and the legal department. “It was perceived as riskynot something corporate America has embraced fully,” Arroyo recalls….

Archived: Re-Centering the History in Black History

Re-Centering the History in Black History Despite an impressive list of prestigious awards and national accomplishments, Rutgers University’s Dr. Clement Alexander Price is a remarkably down-to-earth person. A Black historian and community activist, Price is the Rutgers Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History at the Newark, N.J., campus….

Archived: 5 Things NEVER to Say to Muslim Coworkers

With Ramadan–the holiest month on the Islamic calendar–beginning, issues of religious accommodation and cultural competency may come up in your workplace. That’s because Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the United States. To help you avoid offending Muslim colleagues now and throughout the year, here are five things not to…

Archived: Things to Say to Young Coworkers

Kirk Hudson has done pretty well for himself professionally. He’s a senior consultant at IBM, No. 10 on The 2009 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list, a position he’s held for the past year and a half. Besides the extensive corporate travel that comes with Hudson’s job, what else…