Tag: Blacks

Archived: Ask the White Guy: Did White America Die With This Election

This Ask the White Guy column was based on “Buchanan: ‘White America’ Died Last Night,” a satire published by The Daily Current. At the time of publishing, DiversityInc mistakenly thought the article was factual, rather than satirical. However, this column and its opinions are still valid: Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan’s…

Archived: Georgette Dixon: How Wells Fargo Helps Communities Grow

Georgette “Gigi” Dixon has been an active community leader, one who has tied community support to business goalsfirst at Wachovia and now at Wells Fargo, where she is senior vice president and director of national partnerships, Government and Community Relations. She attributes her career and her deep motivation to give…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 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…

Archived: 'Racist' Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Struck Down

A judge has stopped Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, one of the most restrictive in the country, from going into effect on Election Day. Are voter ID laws racist These laws disproportionately impact Blacks and Latinos, as well as elderly Americans and people with disabilities. Many observers have said these laws…

Archived: What Disease Hits Black Men Most

A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that in almost every state men of color continue to fare worse than white men on a variety of measures of health, healthcare access and other social determinants of health. The report, Putting Men’s Health Care Disparities On The Map: Examining…

Archived: Romney's '47%': Racism or 'Insensitive' Rhetoric From 'Out-of-Touch Man'

Mitt Romney’s ‘47 percent’ remarks struck a big nerve this week, and DiversityInc readers were quick to respond. DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti discussed “Why Gov. Romney’s ‘47%’ Comment Probably Isn’t Racist” in his recent “Ask the White Guy Column,” the implications the presidential candidate’s controversial “secret video” holds, and how…

Archived: Zoe Saldana: Too Light-Skinned to Play Nina Simone

Directors of the upcoming biopic of Black jazz singer Nina Simone created a stir in the Black online community when they cast biracial actress Zoe Saldana. There are people who are offended about this choice. While some would argue that “Black is Black,” many more are raising aprotestagainst “whitewashing,” a…