Tag: Race

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”…

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…

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…

To Improve Diversity, Talking About Race Cannot Be Taboo

By Moses Frenck Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner speaks with Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments. For Bob Moritz, PwC’s U.S. chairman and senior partner, diversity is a paramount issue. He attributes the firm’s success to its initiatives addressing diversity, and he is a major proponent of…

PwC To Discuss Importance of Talking Openly About Race

PwC’s commitment to diversity has been essential to the firm’s success, according to US chairman and senior partner Bob Moritz, who next week will host a live webcast discussing the importance of speaking openly about race. Moritz will be speaking with Mellody Hobson, whose TED Talk “Color Blind or Color…