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By What Measurement Can We Abolish the Diversity Department

Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart,…

How ERGs Increase Engagement

How do you make your employee-resource groups effective across all cultural groups and issues More than 150 chief diversity officers and senior executives from more than 75 companies attended our November 2010 event in Washington, D.C., discussing this and other questions on diversity management. Thoughtful and focused discussions facilitated by…

Gambling Addiction Not a Disability

Plaintiff runs afoul of the “sin exceptions.” An employee of a defense contractor developed a gambling addiction. He failed to pay $30,000 in casino debts and was arrested for larceny. He failed to inform the company of the arrest, as required by company policy and government contract. When he finally…

How to Get More Blacks and Latinos in Accounting

Professional choices for Black, Latino and American Indian college students can seem limited; the students are often more interested in popular or high-status occupations or professions they know well through their parents, family and friends. Accounting continues to lack significant racial/ethnic diversity, which is a real challenge for accounting firms…

Cast Your Vote and Help GLSEN Win $250,000

GLSEN is currently in third place in a competition where the top two win $250,000 eachwill you help Participating in the month-long Pepsi Refresh competition, GLSEN has a chance to win a quarter-million-dollar grant toward our Safe Space Campaign. But we need your assistance in order to do this. Let’s…

Sexual Harassment Doesn't Justify Death Threats

Harassment does not warrant threats by social worker. A social worker was discharged because of having made threats to shoot her supervisor or set him on fire. She sued for sex and age discrimination, claiming that the supervisor had subjected her to a pattern of harassment involving discriminatory requirements, stricter…