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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.

For Salma Hayek, Donald Trump Is He Who Must Not Be Named

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 07.30.2015 | Entertainment

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Obama Has Outclassed the Grand Old White Establishment

Cody Cain | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

The experience of witnessing the first black President in the history of the United States has indeed been a wonderment to behold. As it turned out, the grand old white establishment revealed itself to be petty, obstructionist, vindictive, and incompetent. History will remember them as such, to the extent history will remember them at all.

Pity the Privileged

DaShanne Stokes | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices
DaShanne Stokes

The idea that the majority is under attack is reinforcing to anyone who stands on the brink of losing unearned privileges they have long taken for granted. It hurts to be taken down a peg, to discover you're no better, no more deserving, than anyone else. Better to lash out, mobilize the masses. Misdirect them at an imagined enemy. Anything to maintain that privilege.

The Same-Sex Couple Turned Away By Sweet Cakes By Melissa Speak Out

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 07.29.2015 | Gay Voices

The same-sex couple who were turned away by Oregon's Sweet Cakes by Melissa in 2013 when they sought a wedding cake are speaking out for the fir...

Democrats Want To Extend Civil Rights Protections To Unpaid Interns

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unpaid interns in most states aren't covered by the same workplace discrimination and harassment laws as employees, but some House Demo...

Abolish the Box on College Applications

Michael Goldstein | Posted 07.28.2015 | College
Michael Goldstein

Late last spring, Princeton University Students for Prison Education and Reform presented the school's president with a petition containing over 1000 signatures, calling for the school to cease using the Common Application's questions about prior criminal and disciplinary histories.

What Gay Life Is Like In The Dominican Republic

The Huffington Post | Jared Greenhouse | Posted 07.27.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Being queer in the Dominican Republic is safe, but the country is still behind on anti-discrimination laws, according to Leonardo Sanchez, t...

10 Reasons Why Privilege Doesn't Exist

Kiara Imani Williams | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Kiara Imani Williams

I'm tired of people talking about privilege like it's a real thing. I mean, come on - it's a socially constructed concept to make the dominant groups in society feel guilty. As a skinny person, I've been told I have some type of thin privilege in this country. Let me explain why this isn't true.

Debunking the Crazy Homophobic Claims About the Equality Act

Matt Baume | Posted 07.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Matt Baume

Ever notice the big gay loophole in the Civil Rights Act? It's great that we just won marriage -- but in most states you can still be fired, or kicked out of your home, or refused basic services on the basis of who you love or the gender you express.

My Sandra Bland Story

Torri Stuckey | Posted 07.24.2015 | Black Voices
Torri Stuckey

Something seemed wrong about this situation. The officer said, "Give me your keys!" I said, "Why" but she ignored me. I still wasn't sure what was going on, I said, No. "Wrong answer" she replied. She snatched open my car door yelling, "Get the f**k out of the car" as she yanked me from my seat.

Comedy, White Supremacy and the Right-Wing Agenda

Dana Alexander | Posted 07.23.2015 | Comedy
Dana Alexander

Since leaving my white suburb at the age of 17 I have almost exclusively lived in "ethnic" areas and still do. Why? Because it's an opportunity to be something other than "the black girl."

Our Simple Role as Global Citizens in Fending Off Discrimination

Zeena Saifi | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Zeena Saifi

Painting people with a single brush is the most common form of bigotry. And although ignorance is indeed dangerous, the illusion of knowledge is undeniably worse. They are both branches that diverge from the same poisonous tree.

Let's Talk About (Gay) Sex

Janson Wu | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Janson Wu

One of the fundamental reasons why people are prejudiced against gay people is because they are uncomfortable with the idea of two people of the same sex having sex. Psychological studies have shown for decades that we as a society are deeply uncomfortable, and at times disgusted, by same-sex sexuality, and in particular gay male sexuality.

Why 180+ LGBT Leaders Are Headed to North Carolina

Rebecca Isaacs | Posted 07.22.2015 | Gay Voices
Rebecca Isaacs

Progress hasn't come easily, and there are many challenges ahead of us. That's why LGBT advocates from the state-based equality movement will convene in Charlotte this week for Equality Federation Institute's annual Summer Meeting, hosted by Federation member Equality North Carolina.

Spewing Hate: I Support My Ex-Pastor's First Amendment Rights

Chris Sosa | Posted 07.27.2015 | Gay Voices
Chris Sosa

He's not being persecuted, we're just both taking part in a time-honored practice called free speech. It's protected, and there's not a single reason to believe anyone is going to stop you or me from stating exactly what's on our minds unless we cross into the zones of harassment or personal defamation.

Sweet Cakes For Your Soul

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 07.22.2015 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Aaron and Melissa Klein have misrepresented the essential teaching of the Christian church. Our greatest commandment is to love our neighbors and to love God. You cannot achieve that faithfully when you place a "gays not welcome" sign in your window.

Let's Get Rid of the Term 'White Privilege'

Daniel Cubias | Posted 07.21.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

The problem with white privilege is that the concept is painfully easy to refute. I'm referring to white individuals who hear the word "privilege" thrown at them and interpret it as an individual attack rather than as a societal fact.

Deaf Discrimination: The Fight for Equality Continues

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 07.17.2015 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Frequently and all too easily, the rights of people who are deaf get stripped away. Every day, deaf individuals attempting to interact with hearing authorities, emergency responders, or organizations are denied basic access to communication and, in some instances, their lives are put into jeopardy.

Boy Scouts of America Deserves Condemnation -- Not Praise

Peter McGraith | Posted 07.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Peter McGraith

Robert Gates is not to blame that the ban on homosexual adult leaders was not addressed years sooner, but he must answer for the current plan that seeks to devolve anti-LGBT discrimination to all of those faith-based chartered organizations that might prefer to exclude LGBT parents. This is wrong and divisive.

Bill That Lets Bosses Fire Single Women For Getting Pregnant Gains Steam

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 07.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In wake of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in favor of same-sex marriage, Republicans are pushing legislation that aims to protect Amer...