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B*got vs. F@ggot

Domenick Scudera | Posted 07.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Catholic Vote has created a video, "Not Alone," in opposition to last week's Supreme Court ruling granting same-sex couples the right to marry. On their website, they tell us that the video is about "6 courageous young people" who want to "tell the world" that they are not afraid to express their views against same-sex marriage. This video is offensive. Here's why.

Madrid and San Francisco, Gateways for Diversity and Inclusion

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 07.01.2015 | Gay Voices
Gaia Paradiso

Today Madrid opens its doors to Madrid Orgullo-Madrid Pride, which has been for years the largest urban event celebrated in Europe, bringing about two million people together in the main streets and squares of the city.

Broken English: When Our Mother Tongues Take the Back Seat

Priscilla Takondwa Semphere | Posted 07.01.2015 | Black Voices
Priscilla Takondwa Semphere

There is nothing wrong with sounding Western, but there is something fundamentally problematic when it is born of disdain for one's own linguistic discipline or tradition.

Championing Change From Inside Silicon Valley

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 07.01.2015 | Technology
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Young girls who like to program and code as much as they like to play with dolls are pushing their way into computer and science labs, but they may not be receiving the same support or opportunities as their male counterparts. Why not?

The Confederate Flag and the Oneness of Humanity - A Baha'i View

Homa Sabet Tavangar | Posted 06.30.2015 | Religion
Homa Sabet Tavangar

I had not considered a flag as another structure of present-day society, until I saw the united outcry spurring its downfall, and I thank all those courageous souls who helped me understand that the structures that need to change to support our collective coming together come in all forms.

Being a Business Leader Amid Historical Events

Jeff Bussgang | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
Jeff Bussgang

There was an overwhelming torrent of news last week. The two Supreme Court decisions and the response to the tragic church shooting in South Carolina are among the most indelible events of our time and all three will be memorialized in history books and discussed for decades to come.

The Tragedy in Charleston

Susan Danish | Posted 06.29.2015 | Impact
Susan Danish

On hearing of the Charleston shootings, I remembered the "dead idea" of a post-racial society. There is nothing post-racial about our society. Racial divides still exist in a myriad of ways.

Around the World in 30 Days - June 2015

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin's Global Education Report This past month, I spoke to education innovators around the world about topics ranging from improving city s...

After the Day of Mourning: Charleston Still Matters

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 06.24.2015 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

At 10 a.m. this past Sunday, bells all over the city of Charleston rang out in memory and mourning of the nine people murdered last week. The bells may not be ringing today, but we have an opportunity to continue the commemorative spirit of unity by our actions.

Alarming Videos Prove Hollywood Is A Long Way From Being Truly Diverse

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment

For as long as Hollywood has existed, it has underrepresented people of color. Actor and sometime video editor Dylan Marron has found a way to show us...

We Need More Than Miles Morales as Spider-Man

Chad Williams | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chad Williams

I never had a problem identifying with Peter Parker because, even though he didn't look like me, the elements of his character transcended race; they were universal.

It's Time for White People to Stop Talking and Start Listening: The Lesson I'm Learning From the Charleston Shooting

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Chelsea Stone

I don't know how it feels to be a person of color in America. I imagine, sometimes, it can be very difficult and very scary. I'd like to hear more about that.

Diversity Is a Business Crisis in Silicon Valley

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.

Civilization & Values

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

One of the pleasures of having lived for several decades is that old friends drop by now and again. In an email sent to a few friends and colleagues, Stuart Kauffman passed along a piece he and his co-authors have written for the United Nations about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Idris for Green Lantern

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

I think we could use a different type of hero. Let Idris to play the iconic green cosmic cop.

Cultures Are Not Costumes to Be Tried On

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I lived with the Hopi Indians on their tiny reservation for about eight years. I married a Hopi artist and we have a beautiful half-Hopi daughter who is an enrolled member of the tribe. Even before my marriage, I was all but legally adopted by a Hopi family. But I have never claimed to "be" Hopi.

New Web Series 'Paper Boys' Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

Wes Janisen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

The new web series Paper Boy highlights the unifying theme for every person in their 20's, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation: That none of us really has a clue what we're doing.

What Does It Mean to Be Black?

Chad Williams | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

We've gone from gross insensitivity to obnoxious oversensitivity. If we are to agree that both race and gender are social constructs, then how can we logically condemn one for identifying with a different race while lauding one for identifying with a different gender?

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

What My Freckle-Face and Yellow Shorts Reveal About Implicit Bias

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Kristen Lee Costa

There's no such thing as an unbiased person. Just ask researchers Greenwald and Banaji, authors of Blindspot, and their colleagues at Project Implicit. They've discovered that-because of a lifetime of conditioning by social institutions like the media, church and schools-we harbor unconscious biases that influence our judgments about people's character, ability and potential.

Nick Jonas Is Not the Answer to Our Problems

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

We Nick Jonas our issues: glitter up the problem with some star power (with visible abs), charge some hefty ticket prices and explain that, if we all just come together, everything will be fine.

Sasha Bronner

Women, Please Stop Watching 'Goodfellas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women

This is a public service announcement: Women are only allowed to like movies about women -- because apparently, it’s all we can understand! At l...

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."

Lauren Duca

Two Women Try To Understand 'Goodfellas'

HuffingtonPost.com | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night, Kyle Smith wrote an article for the New York Post proclaiming that "women are not capable of understanding 'Goodfellas.'" So, Erin...

Call Me Mr. Bennett: First Names, Last Names, Respect, and Diversity

Frank H. Wu | Posted 06.10.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

The more I take on the responsibility to lead diverse groups, the more I am aware of the importance of perceptions, symbols and subtleties, and the more I am skeptical of abstract rules. We often fail to communicate what we intend, without fault.