Tag: Clarity Of Values

Ask the White Guy: How to Implement Diversity in a Small Group

  Luke Visconti’s Ask the White Guy column is a top draw onDiversityInc.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,…

Diversity Crisis Communications: What to Do When Scandals Erupt

How your company handles a diversity-related crisis can make the difference between whether your leadership stays or goes and whether the public loses faith in your organization (causing plummeting stock price, for example). Here are examples of bad and good ways to handle the type of scandal Rutgers University now…

'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…

Chick-fil-A Caves on Funding Anti-Gay Groups but Is It Enough

In an abrupt reversal of its traditional course, Chick-fil-A management decided to stop funding anti-gay “charities.” However, the decision comes with a great deal of confusion at the top of the company, as reported in a Lubbock Avalanche-Journal article, which quotes University of Georgia’s Dr. Sundar Bharadwaj, the Coca-Cola Company…

3 Ways to Avoid Racist Ads Like Ashton Kutcher's for Popchips

By Barbara Frankel Diversity management is the key to preventing multicultural missteps like this week’s fiascoa video of Ashton Kutcherin “brown face” portraying an Indian as part of an ad campaign to sell Popchips. After a hugely negative social-media response, Popchips removed the ad from Facebook, Twitter and its own…

#Trayvon

By Luke Visconti * UPDATE: Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder on April 11,2012. In case you missed it, Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by George Zimmerman as he walked down a street to a friend’s home in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, on a “neighborhood watch” patrol, called the police…

Did Komen's Lack of Board Diversity Cause Its Crisis

The nonprofit Susan G. Komen organization’s board of directors is mostly Texan, homogeneousand wealthy. Here’s how the lack of diversity fueled its misstep over funding to Planned Parenthood, which resulted in a PR fiasco and a marketplace lack of confidence that will be hard to repair. The organization, which fights…