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Democracy, Diversity, Dissent and Human Rights Necessitate Freedom of Expression and Assembly

Noam Schimmel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Politics
Noam Schimmel

At the heart of the moral and political tensions depicted in Andrew Anthony's recent article in The Observer, 'Is Free Speech in British Universities ...

What Do LGBTQ Rights Have to Do With Black Lives Matter?

Brandon Kneefel | Posted 02.09.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Kneefel

The point in discussing root cause is not for an academic volley, but to begin the work to treat the issue at the root.

5 Tips on the Path to Leverage an Enterprise's Global Diverse Talent Pool

Lolita Taub | Posted 02.08.2016 | Business
Lolita Taub

To leverage our talent pools to their maximum levels, diversity at the intersectional individual level must be nurtured. To do so, it is essential to acknowledge, accept, and embrace: physical, mental, and emotional diversity. But how can an enterprise do so?

Here's the Problem with New York's Young Professionals

Gil Kazimirov | Posted 02.08.2016 | New York
Gil Kazimirov

We, young professionals, are an anxious, anxious group of kids. More than a decade of high-pressured test taking developed within us a compulsion to prove ourselves to ourselves and to others.

The NAACP Image Awards Show The Oscars What It's Missing

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.08.2016 | Black Voices

The 47th NAACP Image Awards boasted an all-star list of winners and brought out the best of black excellence Friday night. It was a big evening for A...

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

Good Karma at the Workplace: Positive Energy Produces Stellar Results

O'Brien Browne | Posted 02.05.2016 | Business
O'Brien Browne

A vital yet intangible element of all healthy and well-performing workplaces is the presence of good karma or, if you prefer, positive energy.

Buddhist Reflection on Interfaith: In Observance of UN World Interfaith Harmony Week

Doyeon Park | Posted 02.05.2016 | Religion
Doyeon Park

With today's rapid pace of technological advancement, the world is getting more and more connected. Using the Internet, we can easily search what's ha...

Afro-Latino Spider-Man Miles Morales Steps Into Official Spider-Shoes In Reboot

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.05.2016 | Latino Voices

It wasn't the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man you might expect who swung into action this week, as Marvel debuted the franchise's first black and Lat...

Meet The Mavericks Making Modeling More Diverse

The Cut | Posted 02.05.2016 | Style
The Cut

Nafisa Kaptownwala; Philomena Kwao; Peche Di (Photo: b0llyh00d/Instagram, Lily Cummings) By Véronique Hyland Crouched on an armchair in the So...

You Can Vote for Black or Latino Candidates and Still Be Racist

Lauren Horn Griffin | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Lauren Horn Griffin

Patting ourselves on the back for voting for racial minorities, women, LGBTQ individuals, or people with disabilities obscures the systemic discrimination these groups still face. The "friend" discourse masks deeper problems that scream for better understandings of diverse experiences.

People Are Petitioning For A Selena Barbie Doll

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 02.04.2016 | Latino Voices

Barbie got a groundbreaking makeover last month when it introduced curvy, petite and tall body types after years of criticism over the doll’s unreal...

Whites Only...Perhaps More Than Just at the Oscars...

Ediberto Roman | Posted 02.08.2016 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

The question then remains, how long should we wait for the commitments for redress in our boardrooms, political chambers, and Ivory towers? People of good will and awareness need to insist on change--we must continue to write, speak, and if need be scream until someone listens and then acts.

School Choice: Identifying and Choosing Between Different School Cultures

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 02.04.2016 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

For those who lament the notion that schools are a "business," I'm sorry they are. Even if we did nothing but chose our neighborhood grade school, they are in the "business" of attracting us to their "product" and to highlight that their product is the best in the entire market.

Fortune 500's biggest gamble: Allowing gut instincts to drive hiring decisions

Laura Mather | Posted 02.03.2016 | Business
Laura Mather

The "Happiness Code" examines ways that behavioral economics is being used to help individuals reinvent the way they approach everyday and long-term p...

If You Don't Really Mean Inclusion -- Shut the F%&# Up!

Danny Woodburn | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment
Danny Woodburn

Racism! Sexism! Ageism! Ethno-male-white-euro-centrism. These are all very important topics when it comes to diversity and inclusion. The serious nature of these discussions is paramount to an equal society that represents and treats all people fairly. Anyone see who's missing from this list?

Intel Raises the Bar for Diversity and Inclusion Among Tech Giants

Elizabeth Ames | Posted 02.04.2016 | Technology
Elizabeth Ames

In recent years, companies in Silicon Valley have been under intense focus as the call grows louder for more diverse and inclusive work environments where everyone -- particularly women and other underrepresented minorities -- can innovate and thrive.

Marlon Brando Nailed Hollywood's Diversity Issue Over 40 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 02.03.2016 | Entertainment

In 1973, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominated Marlon Brando for Best Actor after a now iconic performance in "The Godfat...

Your 2016 Guide To The Best Female-Led Shows On TV

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.03.2016 | Women

There's no doubt that the entertainment world has a long way to go before we can say it's completely inclusive of all stories, but the television land...

Marco Rubio Doesn't Have A Clue What 'Oscars So White' Means

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 02.03.2016 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says Hollywood has "bigger problems" than trying to create more opportunities for people of color. Asked...

Why Higher Education Needs Constructive Student Activism

Christina Paxson | Posted 02.02.2016 | College
Christina Paxson

We stand at a moment of opportunity. Colleges and universities cannot solve racism and discrimination globally, but we can be a vanguard in cultivating the thoughtful conversations which take place, often unseen, that can bring us to an upward inflection point.

Connecting The Oscars Debate and the Black Lives Matter Movement

Mycah Hazel | Posted 02.02.2016 | Black Voices
Mycah Hazel

The debate over the Oscars, and the overarching debate over diversity in Hollywood, is vital, not just because it will give more black actors and actresses a trophy to hold or a film to promote, but because it will give less black parents a funeral to plan.

5 Ways Diversity Pays

Lolita Taub | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Lolita Taub

Perhaps the reason why diversity is a priority in your mind has to do with Josh Bersin's Forbes article Why Diversity And Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority For 2016. Perhaps diversity is a priority to you because of the potential paybacks that come from diverse inclusion. In either case, I invite you to indulge in my list of five ways in which diversity and inclusion pays.

Latinos: Remember, Inclusion in Hollywood Requires Solidarity

Vanessa Morales | Posted 02.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Morales

I challenge Iñárritu and every established Latino filmmaker to produce more films with complex Latina or Latino leads and supporting roles. Let's be the change we want to see, especially if you are in a high position to do so.

Barbie's New Look Is Not A Sign Of Progress

Micaela Connery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Micaela Connery

I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.