Tag: Race

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…

Report: Trump Campaign Pays Men More Than Women

By Sheryl Estrada A woman working as a campaign staffer for Trump is shortchanged, while a male staffer earns one-third more, according to a new analysis, which also finds the Hillary Clinton campaign pays men and women almost equally. Using the Federal Election Commission records from April, the most recent…

President Obama, Misty Copeland Discuss Body Image and Race

By Sheryl Estrada Ballerina Misty Copeland and President Barack Obama In an interview released on Monday,President Barack Obama and ballerina Misty Copeland expressed the importance of women having a healthy body image. As two African Americans who have reached thepinnacleoftheir respective careers, they sat down with Time magazine to discuss…

Comcast's Chief Diversity Officer Talks 'Race' at Screening

Comcast’s Chief Diversity Officer, David L. Cohen, speaks on Feb. 18, prior to an advance screening of “Race” at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia. (Comcast Photo/ Joseph Kaczmarek) Comcast NBCUniversal (No. 30 on DiversityInc’s 2015 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) hosted an advance screening of the Focus Features film “Race”…

Report: Whites No Longer Majority, Asians Largest Immigrant Group

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock By 2055, use of the term”minority”in regards to race will be obsolete as no racial or ethnic group will be a majority in the U.S., according to a new report. In “Modern Immigration Wave Brings 59 Million to U.S., Driving Population Growth and Change…

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…

Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Dies at 75, Leaders Call Him 'Hero'

By Sheryl Estrada Julian Bond during the dedication the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. (Photo credit: Kadesh DuBose/KMBD Studios) The Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement on Sunday morning its co-founder, civil rights activist Julian Bond,…

President Obama 'Feels Great Urgency' Toward Race Relations

By Sheryl Estrada President Obama speaks at the annual convention of the NAACP in Philadelphia in July 2015. “There has been an awakening around the country to some problems in race relations and police-community relations that date back for decades,”President Obamasaid last week in an interview with NPR just days…