Tag: Social Media

HBO Shows How Not to Launch a Diversity Program

By Michael Nam The problems faced by the HBOAccess Writing Fellowship’s application program last week serves as a harsh lesson for companies and organizations making attempts to diversify their industries. The program itself is set up to encourage those identifying as “Asian Pacific, Sub-Continent Asian, African American, Hispanic, Native American,…

Google Apologizes, Fixes Anti-Gay Slurs in Translator

By Julissa Catalan Google has released a formal apology following backlash for a glitch in its Translator tool, which converted the word “gay” into homophobic slurs when translating from English to French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Andre Banks, Executive Director of All Out, an LGBT advocacy group, first noticed the…

Obama Is 'Half-Breed': Nebraska Official Refuses to Resign

By Albert Lin A member of the Nebraska Board of Education is refusing to resign despite the board’s adopting a resolution on Wednesday asking him to step down. In a statement read at a Wednesday’s board meeting, before the vote on the resolution, Pat McPherson reiterated that he is not…

Seattle Seahawks' MLK Day Twitter Fail

By Albert Lin Sunday was a banner day for the Seattle Seahawks. Monday Not so much. On Sunday, the Seahawks came back from a 12-point deficit with three minutes remaining in the NFC Championship Game to earn a return trip to the Super Bowl. Quarterback Russell Wilson, who threw four…

#CrimingWhileWhite: White Privilege or White Guilt

By Chris Hoenig Eric Garner was allegedly selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. He didn’t assault a police officer, but he still died at the hands of an NYPD officer in a videotaped chokehold. His case may be a (not-so) rare, but extreme example of the unjust punishments Blacks face at the…

Marie Claire's Cornrow Confusion

By Chris Hoenig Social media editors at Marie Claire magazine found themselves in damage-control mode this week after they tweeted out a picture of Kendall Jenner with her hair in partial cornrows, praising the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star for taking her “bold braids to a new epic level.”…

DiversityInc Takes No. 1 Spot for Web Traffic and Social-Media Reach

DiversityInc is now the No. 1 website worldwide for all news and information about diversity management, workplace diversity and real-world instances of racism and discrimination, as measured by web traffic and social-media reach. An increase in visitors to DiversityInc.com over the past year has pushed DiversityInc past Black Enterprise, Working…