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8 CEOs Prove the Intersection of Diversity, Engagement & Innovation

How does accountability for diversity-management results improve engagement and innovation, often resulting in higher market share Fourteen CEOs and senior executives shared their best practices at Diversity-Management Best Practices From the Best of the Best, Oct. 1112 in New York City. The six CEOs and eight senior executives at our…

Ask the White Guy: Racism and Affirmative ActionWhy White Victims Are the Key to the Solution

DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti thinks affirmative action is going to be killed by the Supreme Courtand explains why white people as victims are central to finding a solution. Question: I would love to see your response to this article, A New Kind of Affirmative Action Can Ensure Diversity. You always…

'God Intended' Pregnancy After Rape, Says Romney's Candidate

One day after a television ad featuring GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s endorsement of him began to air, Indiana U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock publicly said that when a woman becomes pregnant after a rape, “that’s something God intended.” This puts Romney in a now-familiar bindneeding to do damage control…

The Voter-Fraud Myth: What Racist Voter ID Laws Are Really About

Are Voter ID laws racistIt’s a question that has touched a nerve in many of our readers.Here is the best response we’ve received to our coverage on this controversial topic: I am of an age that recalls a significant lack of access to certain institutions, like hospitals, for a mother…

Is Jim Crow Back Racist Voter Laws Exclude 5 Million Blacks, Latinos From Polls

Voter ID lawssubvert the election process:Research from the Brennan Center for Justice shows that the regulationsdisproportionately impact Blacks and Latinos, whilea newstudy from theNational Congress of American Indiansreports that these laws can decrease participation in Native American and Alaska Native communities.How can you fight discrimination at the pollsVoting-rights expert Keesha…

What Your Resource Groups Are NOT Telling You

Q: I’ve been giving our current diversity advisory council some thought, and it prompted a question that I’d like to get your perspective on. Have you seen companies utilize their resource-group leaders as diversity advisory-council members A:Asresource groupshave matured, they have literally earned a place at the table. That table,…

Why Obama & Romney Aren't Connecting With Women

Women’s votes could swing the presidential election, yet both President Obama and Gov. Romney don’t get the benefits of feminineand inclusiveleadership styles. By Barbara Frankel With all the talk about women being the key factor in determining the presidential election, I am flabbergasted that both candidates went for the ultimate…

DOMA Rejected by Federal Court in N.Y.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today declared in a 2-to-1 ruling that the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, making it the second court to reject a law that limits the definition of marriage to a legal union between heterosexual couples. A Boston federal court made…