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Toxic Work Environment at Amnesty International

Racism, sexism, and employee abuse rampant, according to a new report.

An organization that is about human rights seemingly has discriminatory and harmful practices.

KonTerra Group, a Washington, D.C.-based group completed a review of Amnesty International with psychologists, regarding the well-being of employees, and found appalling data:

"Given Amnesty's status and mission – to protect and promote human rights – the number of accounts the assessment team received of 'bullying','racism', and 'sexism' is disconcerting," the review of the human rights organization's management practices said.

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Kofi Annan, the First Black U.N. Secretary General, Dies at 80

He showed "grace, humanity, humility, and strength" while doing "the most impossible job on Earth."

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Kofi Annan, who was described by his own foundation colleagues, as "strong and fit" while "he worked until the very end, without giving himself a break," succumbed to a short illness on Saturday at age 80. His foundation made the announcement on Twitter.

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Waitress Who Body-slammed Male Groper Says, 'We Deal With a Lot'

"Despite the #Metoo movement forcing industries to re-examine their sexual-predatory behavior towards women, the service industry is lagging behind."

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The last thing any woman wants to deal with is the uninvited attention of a man's hand mysteriously finding its way onto her hind parts — especially if you're a waitress just trying to finish your shift in the middle of the night. Ask a Savannah, Ga., waitress, weighing in at 115 pounds, who slammed her male fondler to the ground inside of a pizzeria after he unjustifiably grabbed her backside while on the job.

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Colin Kaepernick Wins Ambassador of Conscience Award, Uses Platform to Slam 'Lawful Lynchings'

"In truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countless people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officers, and their uses of oppressive and excessive force," Kaepernick said.

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick once again used his public image to bring attention to racism and police shootings of Black men.

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Taking Risks for Your Brothers: The Power of Dr. King's Words

Human-rights activist Raymond Brown learned about the need for humanity from Dr. King.

By Raymond Brown

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Ask the White Guy: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights

What happens when you support equal rights for everyone--except LGBTs? Read what the White Guy tells this active-duty service member about "don't ask, don't tell."

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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Equal Society or Double Standard?

Question: I've had employees ask, "Why is it OK to have executive incentives or mentor programs in place to help minorities and women, but none for the rest of us?"

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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