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Starbucks is Being Sued for Discrimination Against Former Transgender Employee

"A welcoming place for everyone," CEO Kevin Johnson said of the May diversity training. Managers still didn't get the memo.

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Two months after the highly publicized, and eventual flop, of Starbucks' diversity training, a transgender employee with the company for nine years has filed a lawsuit because her manager in Fresno, Calif., made her work days intolerable.

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Starbucks’ Optional Diversity Training Empowers People like Roseanne

Clearly communicated policies and values build corporate diversity success — treating people right is not an option for a well-run company.

By making yesterday's diversity training optional, Starbucks revealed top management indecision about its own principles and how to treat customers.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month Timeline and Facts & Figures

How can Latinos, one of America's fastest growing demographics, influence your business success? View our Hispanic Heritage timeline and facts to find out.

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by recognizing the history, culture and contributions of Latino Americans. Hispanic Heritage Week was commemorated in 1968 by President Lyndon Johnson and expanded to a month in 1988.

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Diversity 101: Definition of Diversity-Management Best Practices

Diversity management is essential to your company's success. This primer provides an in-depth roadmap to build successful diversity initiatives.

What Is Diversity Management?

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TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani; Driving Diverse, High-Performing Teams

Bharat Masrani tells Luke Visconti how diversity management helps TD Bank reach an increasingly diverse footprint, both in and outside the United States.

TD Bank CEO Bharat Masrani

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Ask the White Guy: Is Diversity Training Effective? What Would Make It Effective?

Is diversity training effective? The answer isn't a chicken-or-egg riddle.

Question:

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What Not to Say to Your CEO About Diversity

Want your CEO to become your diversity champion? Here are the pitfalls you need to avoid.

More than 50 percent of the Benchmarking debriefs we do each year are with CEOs and executive teams of the 80 companies that are our clients. We also have published 12 one-on-one interviews with CEOs in DiversityInc this year and have had 15 CEOs speak at our events. Having observed what gets CEOs fired up about diversity—and how they hold their executives accountable for sustainable results—we've put together a primer for you on what NOT to say to your CEO about diversity and inclusion.

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'Blacks Should Not Be Satisfied With Food Stamps': The Danger of Stereotypes

Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are the latest politicians to perpetuate negative stereotypes about Blacks. Dr. Claude Steele, educator and expert on stereotypes, gives advice on the dangers of these kinds of misstatements, their impact on the workplace and how to handle them.

By Barbara Frankel

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Why Paychecks Aren't Enough

Five things you must do now to retain ALL your top talent.

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How Does DiversityInc Determine the Top 50?

Can you game the DiversityInc Top 50? CEO Luke Visconti provides inside info on what you can—and can't—do.

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Why White Men Must Attend Diversity Training

Diversity training's purpose is to help people develop relationships to people who are not like them. So why should chief executives demand support for diversity training especially from those who may think it doesn't apply to them? The White Guy explains.

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, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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White Guy Responds to Transgender Appointment Hate Mail

In this Ask the White Guy update, Luke Visconti responds to one reader's comment on Obama's recent appointment of an openly transgender political appointee. See why he says diversity training is a must for your business to succeed.

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, direct and disarmingly frank answers.

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