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Stop Putting Me on a Pedestal

The following is a response from a DiversityInc reader on our “7 Things NEVER to Say to People With Disabilities” article. Hi, my name is Kevin, I’m a twenty four year old male with cerebral palsy. Over the many years, I’ve always tried to surpass my disability, because I was…

Meaningless Federal Financial-Institution Diversity Standards Just Released

By Barbara Frankel Photo by Shutterstock Six federal agencies recently released joint standards to assess diversity efforts of the financial institutions they represent. Unfortunately, the standards have no means of accountability they are entirely voluntary and require only self-assessment. The standards came from the Offices of Minority and Women Inclusion…

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: ‘Diversity Means Greater Returns’

By Sheryl Estrada and Michael Nam Scott M. Stringer New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer began his position in January 2014 and has since created multiple diversity initiatives, including investing in Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) and a Board Accountability Project, both spearheaded by the city’s first-ever…

QVC Hosts Mock Black Model’s Natural Hair

By Sheryl Estrada QVC host Sandra Bennett has apologized after video surfaced of her mocking a Black model’s natural hair on live TV. In a segment used to sell Dooney & Bourke products, Bennett made the following comment as a camera panned to a Black model with natural hair showing…

Deadline for Disability Employment Tracker Extended, Included in Top 50 Survey

By Sheryl Estrada There is now more time to objectively and confidentially assess your company’s disability and veterans employment practicesat no cost. The National Organization on Disability (NOD) has extended the deadline for its free, corporate self-assessment tool called the Disability Employment Tracker to March 2. Now in its second…

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…

Rodgers Leads MLK Day of Service Initiative

By Sheryl Estrada Martin “Marty” Rodgers’ parents prepared him early for his call to service. They chose to name him Martin, inspired by two world changers: St. Martin de Porresand Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “The expectations my parents had for me were expectations of greatness and service to others,”…

UPDATE: Donald Sterling Banned for Life From NBA

By Julissa Catalan At a press conference on Tuesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver confirmed that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been barred for life from the Clippers organization and the NBA. This includes no games, no practices and no meetings. Sterling was also fined the maximum amount of…

DiversityInc Takes No. 1 Spot for Web Traffic and Social-Media Reach

DiversityInc is now the No. 1 website worldwide for all news and information about diversity management, workplace diversity and real-world instances of racism and discrimination, as measured by web traffic and social-media reach. An increase in visitors to DiversityInc.com over the past year has pushed DiversityInc past Black Enterprise, Working…

Should Black Bigots Be Tolerated

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,…