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Did This Law Firm Discriminate Against Black Attorneys

UPDATE: U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton dismissed Yolanda Young’s lawsuit against Covington & Burling LLP, a former staff attorney who alleged that various incidents of racial discrimination derailed her career, after Young and her attorney failed to appear for a court hearing. Bob Gregg, partner in Boardman Law…

Sodexo's Dr. Rohini Anand: Breaking Gender Barriers & Creating Change

DiversityInc has selected several extraordinary women to profile in our Women We Love feature. The six women whose stories you’ll read have two things in common: They overcame obstacles or cultural assumptions to become leaders in their fields, and they have continued, throughout their lives, to give back to others….

Rutgers College-Prep STEP Program Builds Future Talent (VIDEO)

Rutgers University rolled out an intensive, six-week pre-college program called STEP (Scholars Training and Enrichment Program) in 2007. The short-term goal: to help high-potential students from underperforming New Jersey public high schools—who plan to matriculate to Rutgers Business School in Newark—succeed academically. In the long run, STEP is helping build…

Challenges in Diversity Management: How Do Stereotypes Affect Us

What effect can stereotypes have on your efforts for successful diversity management Dr. Claude Steele, Stanford University School of Education Dean, former provost of Columbia University and recognized leader in the field of social psychology, spoke at a DiversityInc learning event on how negative stereotypes perpetuate the achievement gap between…

KKK Article Has DiversityInc Readers Divided

DiversityInc’s article “KKK Robes: Why Were They Allowed in the Classroom” about students dressing as members of the Ku Klux Klan as part of a class project spurred strong reactions from many of our readers. See what they had to say on the subject. Their comments are below: The KKK…

Congress Approves 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal

First it was the full U.S. House of Representatives and then the much-anticipated Senate Armed Services Committee who voted 16-to-12 last night in favor of an amendment for future contingent repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy (DADT). Despite last-minute lobbying by the Pentagon service chiefs, Sen. Susan Collins…

KKK Robes: Why Were They Allowed in the Classroom

Why did two Georgia public-school teachers allow students to dress in Ku Klux Klan attire for their school project Lumpkin County High School teacher Catherine Ariemma, who teaches the advanced-placement course combining U.S. history and film education, says that five students in her class came up with the idea to…

Veteran With Disability Told: 'Use Other Latrine'

Restroom use is an essential function of job. A veteran who uses a wheelchair was hired as a telemarketer. He quickly discovered that the company restrooms were not wheelchair accessible, so he requested that they be made so. His request was denied, however, and he was told he would have…

Rep. Patrick Murphy on 'Dismantling' DADT

As lawmakers mark up the defense-authorization bill this week—which includes Rep. Patrick Murphy’s provision to repeal “don’t ask, don’t tell”—the Iraq war Army veteran is striving to garner support. Watch his video interview here.