Tag: Dr. Claude Steele

Is Disney's Princess Sexist

By Dara Sharif Women’s-rights advocates cheered The Walt Disney Company‘s Merida, heroine of last year’s animated hit Brave, as a realistic portrayal of young womanhood. Armed with a bow and arrows and dressed in a simple frock ideally suited for running through the forest, the headstrong, curly-haired Merida saves herself,…

Is 'Accidental Racist' the Worst Song Ever

By Barbara Frankel Is there anything good about “Accidental Racist,” the duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J explaining the white Southerner’s need to wear “racist” symbols, like the Confederate flag The negative outcry from music lovers and the press has been huge. Critics have called…

Challenges in Diversity Management: How Do Stereotypes Affect Us

What effect can stereotypes have on your efforts for successful diversity management Dr. Claude Steele, Stanford University School of Education Dean, former provost of Columbia University and recognized leader in the field of social psychology, spoke at a DiversityInc learning event on how negative stereotypes perpetuate the achievement gap between…