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'Hearts or Minds' in Silicon Valley's Drive Toward Diversity

Laura Mather | Posted 08.27.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Companies who are claiming an interest in diversity must do more than attempt to change hearts. Instead they must invest in a systems approach to combatting bias in hiring decisions.

All Americans Not Equal: Mistrust and Discrimination Against Naturalized Citizens in the U.S.

Alev Dudek | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Alev Dudek

Approximately 13 percent of the U.S. population is foreign-born, of which about six percent are naturalized U.S. citizens. Given the image associated with immigrants, one would assume that all Americans in the U.S., natural born or naturalized, have equal worth as citizens. This, however, is not necessarily the case.

Why I Rescue Blocky-Headed Wigglebutts

Steffen Baldwin | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News
Steffen Baldwin

I never intended to be a voice for pit bull-type dogs. Never in a million years. My life has quite literally gone to the dogs over the years. And while I never intended to be any type of voice for pit bull-type dogs, this is why I care so much and will never stop being a voice for them, either.

Anti-Jewish Oppression and Theme of Powerful Manipulators

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.

What's Your Sign?

Julie LeRoy | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News
Julie LeRoy

I have dealt with every breed and every temperament out there and I can assure you harboring breed discrimination will get you bitten. We treat humans as individuals so shouldn't we treat animals as individuals, too?

Why Dignity Is Our Destination

Eduardo Vega | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics
Eduardo Vega

Dignity is every human's birthright, one value that can cut across all cultures and situations. All too often, those of us with mental health challenges have experienced their dignity being taken , though, by stigma and discrimination, forceful, demeaning and negative treatment, by silencing and shame.

It's Hard To Be What You Can't See

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.22.2015 | Education
Marian Wright Edelman

Children of color need to be able to see themselves in the books they read. Just as importantly, all children need to be exposed to a wide range of books that reflect the true diversity of our nation and world as they really are.

From Awareness to Action: How Technology Can Transform Its Industry's Own Bias Problem

Laura Mather | Posted 08.21.2015 | Technology
Laura Mather

Women and people of color who are engineers don't fit the pattern of what looks like success in their own industry, so they don't seem "real" to the majority. This implicit bias is embedded in our gut -- the gut we rely on to hire or dismiss candidates who are not a "culture fit."

Chicago Mom: Rahm Emanuel Ignoring Low Income, Minority Families

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 08.20.2015 | Black Voices

Chicago mom Jeanette Taylor-Ramann is fed up with the indecision over the now-closed Dyett High School, and she's calling out the leaders be...

What Does Integration Look Like?

Amanda Bennett | Posted 08.19.2015 | College
Amanda Bennett

In the two years since the University of Alabama formally integrated their sororities, the decision has been regarded as a step in the right direction. However, what does this new integration actually look like?

Common App: It's Time to Pop the Question

Daniel Kort | Posted 08.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Daniel Kort

Our nation is at a cultural crossroads for LGBTQ equality, and it's time for our institutions of higher education to follow suit.

Why the World Bank Should Embrace Human Rights

Sarah Saadoun | Posted 08.14.2015 | World
Sarah Saadoun

Requiring countries to respect human rights would ensure that, at a minimum, bank projects do not harm the same communities that the bank claims are their beneficiaries. Embracing human rights also has implications beyond the bank.

Pinterest Now Analyzing Pay For Discrimination Against Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 08.13.2015 | Business

Many older, established companies are already in the habit of making sure they’re not discriminating against women when it comes to pay. Now tec...

Adoptee Rights Are Your Rights, Too

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.12.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Why deny adoptees their personal records and original birth certificates if it's against what most adoptees and their biological parents want? It makes no sense.

Arizona Gets Schooled: Update on Ban of Mexican American Studies #MayaVsAZ

Tony_Diaz | Posted 08.12.2015 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Discrimination is the only explanation for Arizona's banning of Mexican American Studies, threatening intellectual freedom for the entire nation. A federal appeals court suggested as much in their opinion on July 7, 2015.

Judge Rules Latest Pearson/NYSED Test Does Not Discriminate -- So Far

Alan Singer | Posted 08.09.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

On August 7, 2015 Kimba M. Wood of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled that the ALST, the latest rendition of the Pearson/New York State Education Department literacy test for teacher certification candidates, does not discriminate against minority group members

Why We Should Be Wary Of Facebook's Patent Technology

Richard Zombeck | Posted 08.07.2015 | Business
Richard Zombeck

Why am I terrified? Because the prospect and potential that this represents means a world without discussion and without ideas. It means a world in which we have to be careful of what we say for fear of not getting that loan, job, or education.

Salma Hayek Describes Her Experience Being Discriminated Against At A Movie Theater

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 08.09.2015 | Latino Voices

Salma Hayek joined host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani on HuffPost Live Thursday afternoon to discuss her recent project “The P...

Top 5 Ways to Overcome Discrimination

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 08.07.2015 | Impact
DaShanne Stokes

Whether you're on the front lines of a social movement or struggling with discrimination in your daily life, it can be difficult to survive, let alone find your way forward. Here are five important tips to help you in your journey.

On the 50th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Congress Must Legislate

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

As we gear up for the 2016 election -- the first presidential election since the Supreme Court crippled the VRA's protections -- we need, as President Johnson said, a new triumph for freedom to match any won on a battlefield. On the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, it is time to legislate, not just commemorate.

Dear White Men: Five Pieces of Advice for 91 Percent of Fortune 500 CEOs

Laura Mather | Posted 08.04.2015 | Business
Laura Mather

Need inspiration? Consider this: Fortune 500 companies that value diversity -- that elevate talent and ability above all -- have stronger teams, make smarter business moves and ultimately deliver a higher return for employees, executives and shareholders.

Disabled Workers: We Need to Fight for Ourselves Too

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 08.03.2015 | Impact
Sarah Blahovec

While discussion for women's workplace rights is rampant, disability employment is still extremely and unjustifiably taboo. This needs to change. An inclusive workforce is better for everybody. Employer and employee alike, we all need to strive for it.

Touching 'Nappy' Hair

Frank H. Wu | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Frank H. Wu

For whatever it is worth, an observer who is neither black nor white cannot help but discern the color line. Race enthralls us, in the original definition of the word. Despite being a myth, it is powerful enough in our shared imagination to create its own reality.

Hearing Loss, the Forgotten Disability

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 07.30.2015 | Technology
Janice S. Lintz

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was enacted 25 years ago, yet we are still discussing the same issues for people with hearing loss. The terms "disability" and "access" have morphed into just meaning physical disability and physical access.

Black Lives, White Silence And The Second Reconstruction

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.30.2015 | Black Voices
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

The tragic shooting deaths of nine African-American congregants in a South Carolina church and its juxtaposition with the ongoing debate about police mistreatment of African-Americans in a nation led by president who is part African suggests we are in a curious moment in U.S. history.