Tag: Blacks

Archived: Ask the White Guy: Why Are Disparities in Income Distribution Increasing

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,…

Archived: Why All the Racist Comments on Black Actors in 'The Hunger Games'

Despite a record-breaking $155-million opening box-office weekend, hit movie “The Hunger Games” wasn’t a hit with all fans. The film’s release last weekend was followed by increasing numbers of negative tweets and comments among social-media users. The basis for the controversy Three important charactersRue (Amandla Stenberg), Thresh (Dayo Okeniyi) and…

Archived: COMCAST ANNOUNCES AGREEMENTS WITH FOUR NEW MINORITY-OWNED INDEPENDENT NETWORKS

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq:CMCSA, CMCSK), one of the world’s leading media, entertainment and communications companies, today announced it has selected four new minority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems between April 2012 and January 2014. After a thorough evaluation of more than 100 proposals, Comcast selected four…

Archived: Ask the White Guy: Black Troublemaker or Honest Broker

Question: Why does leadership get upset when African Americans question the hiring of individuals less qualified than themselves in promotion positions And why are the individuals labeled “trouble makers” Answer: In my observation, there are few words more loaded than “qualification.” I think many qualifications are designed to protect those…

Archived: How to Increase the Number of Black CPAs

By Frank K. Ross, CPA Most of the accounting profession recognizes the importance of attracting more Blacks to the field and helping them pass the CPA exam. Few, unfortunately, have a good track record in getting results. In 2002 and 2010, Blacks hired by CPA firms accounted for only 3…