Tag: The Walt Disney Company

Tennessee Law Lets Therapists Turn Down LGBT Clients

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that makes it legal for therapists and counselors to turn down LGBT clients based on “sincerely held principles.” Per the bill, therapists are not permitted to refuse clients who are an imminent danger to themselves or others, and therapists must…

No. 38 | The Walt Disney Company | DiversityInc Top 50

WHY THEY’RE ON THE LIST KEY RESULTS Promotions for Latinos into Management: 31% higher than the Top 10 and 75.6% higher than the Top 50 Latinos in Total Management: 28.8% higher than the Top 10 and 55.6% higher than the Top 50 CEO Sign-Off on Executive Pay Tied to Diversity:…

Stereotype-free Halloween Costumes for Kids

By Sheryl Estrada The Disney Store’s line of Halloween 2015 costumes for kids is titled “I Am Awesome.” It’s estimated that 68 million Americans will dress up for Halloween this year and will spend a total of $950 million on children’s costumes. Companies are beginning to respond to the criticism…

Disney Parks Sued for Disability Discrimination

By Albert Lin Twenty-eight separate lawsuits have been filed against The Walt Disney Company alleging discrimination against people with disabilities at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, and more are expected. Attorney Andy Dogali, who represents the families, previously told DisabilityScoop.com that he planned to pursue individual lawsuits on behalf of…

Disney Ends Boy Scouts Funding Over Gay-Leadership Ban

By Chris Hoenig The Walt Disney Company (No. 39 in the DiversityInc Top 50) will end all funding of the Boy Scouts of America because of the organization’s ban on gay scout leaders. The halting of donations, which will begin in 2015, only affects local Boy Scouts troops because Disney…

ESPN Host Hugh Douglas Out After N-Word Tirade

By Chris Hoenig Douglas and Smith Hugh Douglas, a former star for the Philadelphia Eagles, is out of a job with ESPN after an argument with one of his co-hosts in which he allegedly used racial slurs. ESPN confirmed Tuesday that Douglas, a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro during…

Is Disney's Princess Sexist

By Dara Sharif Women’s-rights advocates cheered The Walt Disney Company‘s Merida, heroine of last year’s animated hit Brave, as a realistic portrayal of young womanhood. Armed with a bow and arrows and dressed in a simple frock ideally suited for running through the forest, the headstrong, curly-haired Merida saves herself,…