Tag: Ethnicity

VIDEO: Michael Eric Dyson Explains Why Diversity is Essential in the U.S.

During the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 47th Annual Legislative Conference on Thursday, renowned scholar Michael Eric Dyson spoke with DiversityInc about why diversity is crucial for American society. “Diversity at its best is about the integration of and the engagement with different perspectives of the world,” said Dyson, who previously…

Students Who Share a Race with Teachers Get Better Grades

College students who are of the same race or ethnicity as their teaching assistants earn higher grades at statistically significant levels, and the findings are consistent across racial and ethnic groups, according to a study released this week. The study, “TAs Like Me: Racial Interactions Between Graduate Teaching Assistants and…

Dolezal Leaves Her Position as President of Spokane NAACP Chapter

By Sheryl Estrada Rachel Dolezal, 37, just resigned from her position of president of the Spokane, Wash. NAACP via an open letter posted on the chapter’s Facebook page. Since last week she has been making headlines and trending on social media when allegations of a fake racial identity began to…

What Do NYPD Officers Think of City Standoff Over #BlackLivesMatter

By Sheryl Estrada Kindness wasn’t on the agenda Tuesday during the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association (PBA) meeting of delegates in Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the meeting, with about 350 in attendance, almost ended up in fisticuffs. Tempers flared, with members shouting at their president, Patrick Lynch, over…

Stealing Indian Land for a Copper Mine

The desert riparian environment of Oak Flat. Photo by Anna Jeffrey By Sheryl Estrada “All of the federally recognized tribes now know the world has changed,” Wendsler Nosie, a member of the San Carlos Apache Tribe, said. A resident of the San Carlos Apache Reservation, in southeast Arizona, the change…

The New Motivation For Hate Crimes

By Chris Hoenig Ethnicity has replaced race as the No. 1 bias behind hate crimes, according to an analysis of data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS). In 51 percent of the estimated 293,800 nonfatal violent and property hate crimes in 2012, the victims reported ethnicity—defined as the victim’s…

December Legal Roundup: Must You Act 'American'

Here’s the latest on some employment-related cases that have gone before the courts: National-Origin Discrimination | Sex Discrimination | Disability Discrimination | Employment Contracts | National Labor Relations Act and Arbitration | Benefits | Legislation and Administrative Action National-Origin Discrimination Asking employees to model Texas business culture is not national-origin…