Tag: Cultural Diversity

Report on Racism in Philly Suburb School District Causes White Officials to Get Defensive

After a report was released detailing racist incidents in the Haverford, Pa., school district and town, leadership in one of the most affluent regions in the country, with a predominantly white population, decided that diversity is not a priority. Maureen Reusche, the superintendent of the Haverford Township school district said…

Supreme Court Continues to Scrutinize Civil-Rights Acts

By Sheryl Estrada Civil-rights laws of the 1960s continue to be scrutinized by the Supreme Court under the direction of Chief Justice John Roberts, a conservative. On Wednesday, the Fair Housing Act of 1968 will be under a judicial microscope. The high court will consider whether a decision by Dallas…

Coca-Cola's Terrez Thompson; Linking Supplier Diversity & Business Goals

by Albert Lin & Stacy Straczynski With no background in procurement, Terrez Thompson was not an obvious choice to succeed Johnnie Booker as The Coca-Cola Company’s head of supplier diversity. But Thompson’s varied experiencesin Finance, Innovation and Operations, and Public Affairsworked in her favor. “I’m not a supplier-diversity expert but…

SLIDESHOW: Sports Cards of Trouble

While professional sports leagues and their star athletes have records that are envied by many, their scorecards when it comes to dealing with diversity and inclusion leave a lot to be desired. DiversityInc takes a closer look at some of the problem policies, athletes and issues with diversity in pro…

SLIDESHOW: Key moments in Voting Rights

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a historic piece of United States civil-rights law enacted to ensure that the right to participate in the Democratic process is not denied toeligible citizenson account of race or color. The law has been changed and amended over the years. Here are some…

Holidays at Work: Culturally Competent or Offensive What You SHOULD Know

While seasonal festivities and office holiday parties are common this time of year, companies continue to grapple with the most appropriate way to include everyone. As the workplace becomes increasingly diverse, how can companies ensure their employees’ year-end festivities don’t offendor lead to discrimination chargeswhile maintaining the importance of religious…

Ask DiversityInc: How Does Your Company Handle Religious Holidays

Q: How do other organizations allow their employees to handle holiday decorations and celebrations We want to allow people to tastefully decorate/celebrate and we also want to make sure that we are not offending people. A:Before we answer this question directly, we’d first like to address the issue of religion…

Workplace Diversity: Do White Men Really Need Diversity Outreach

Workplace diversity includes ALL employees. But how do you reach white men and make them understand that they are part of diversity Generating buy-in from white men is a challenge in some companies, especially for middle management. Even the DiversityInc Top 50 companies are split on strategies, with some choosing…

Interview With Bernard Tyson, Next CEO of Kaiser Permanente

Bernard J. Tyson will be the next Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente. The board of directors of Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan announced that Tyson will succeed George Halvorson, who is retiring next year. Tyson, the current President and Chief Operating Officer, was interviewed by DiversityInc CEO Luke…