Tag: Whites

College Diversity Event Canceled After Organizers Tried to Exclude Whites

By Albert Lin A community-college group apologized for an emailed invitation and canceled a diversity event after the contents of the email were made public. A group calling itself the “Staff, Faculty and Administrators of Color” invited all 300 South Puget Sound Community College staff members to a diversity “happy…

Japanese Airline's 'Whiteface' Commercial

By Albert Lin Americans are familiar with the concept of Blackface and yellowface. In Japan, an airline apparently thought it was OK to use whiteface. All Nippon Airways (ANA) has pulled an advertisement that ran in Japan during one weekend in mid-January after the commercial drew charges of racism from…

Book Reading: Plain as Black & White

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock There are no racial gaps between Blacks and whites when it comes to book reading. In fact, no matter what form the book comes in, Blacks are slightly more likely than whites and significantly more likely than Latinos to have read a book in…

White Women Aren't Discriminated Against, According to Wash. State

By Chris Hoenig Good news: White women aren’t discriminated against. At least, not according to officials in Washington state. The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) commissioned a disparity study last year to determine which underrepresented groups are still experiencing discrimination, particularly when it comes to public-works contracts. The result…

Workforce Racial Gaps Stagnate While the Rich Get Richer

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Despite efforts to close racial and ethnic inequities in the workforce, a new report shows that Blacks and Latinos are no closer to closing employment and salary gaps. The facts the report presents are not new: Blacks and Latinos earn less money and have…

White Candidate Wins Texas Election by Pretending He's Black

By Chris Hoenig How does a conservative, white Republican win an election in a district overwhelmingly made up of Black Democrats He pretends he’s one of them. Dave Wilson did just that to win a six-year term on the Houston Community College System’s board, misleading voters into believing that he…

Ask the White Guy: Do ‘Those People’ Not Value Hard Work and the Right Priorities Enough

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,…