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Presumed Incompetent: A Personal Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Khanh Ho

My first tenure track gig was in one of those ideal little burgs in the Midwest where suburban kids go to study in splendid isolation. It is a postage stamp of nine thousand souls, voted as one of the "prettiest painted towns."

Telling the Whole Story of America

Sec. Ken Salazar | Posted 06.11.2013 | Green
Sec. Ken Salazar

When I took office, too few national historic landmarks focused on the lives of women, Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos or other diverse communities that make up the fabric of our nation.

National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We applaud President Obama for listening and responding to the voices of countless Americans who share our desire to protect and preserve places of great natural, cultural, and historical wonder.

The Real Reason Workplace Diversity Is Hard To Come By

Posted 04.08.2013 | Black Voices

Workplace diversity continues to elude many white male managers, according to a new survey by the Greatheart Leader Labs in Seattle. But the reason wh...

'Tonight Show' Battle Proves Late Night TV Is Still A White Men's Club

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 06.06.2013 | TV

LOS ANGELES — The role of female talk show hosts in late-night TV broadcast network history, all 50-plus years of it, can be summed up in two wo...

Brain Burps About Books: Lee & Low Reaches High: How a Small, Independent Publisher is Succeeding in Diverse Multicultural Books

Katie Davis | Posted 06.04.2013 | Books
Katie Davis

Subscribe for: iPod, iPhone & iTunes / Zune / Android In this episode you'll hear an interview with Jason Low, publisher at Lee & Low Bo...

A Caution In Pursuing The Common Good

Onleilove Alston | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Onleilove Alston

The common good is not about coming together under the guise of false unity where everyone downplays their difference, but it's about creating safe spaces where difference can exist while we work towards a society that is just for all.

Veterans Bring Diversity to Campus

Barbara Mujica | Posted 06.03.2013 | College
Barbara Mujica

By expanding their applicant pool to include more veterans, universities might achieve not only a more desirable racial and economic balance, but also a greater diversity of experience and perspectives.

Apple's Apology, Our Lesson

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 06.03.2013 | Business
Molly Alexander Darden

In today's increasingly global economy, it is no longer enough to sell perception of sincerity and integrity; we must live it through and through if we are going to build strong, lasting relationships, and grow our businesses.

Richard Twiss, Speaking Plain Truth And Promoting Diversity At Christian Conferences

Ken Wytsma | Posted 06.03.2013 | Religion
Ken Wytsma

All one has to do to see the lack of diversity at conferences is to open up the latest of any number of Christian magazines and look at the full-page conference ads. It won't take long and you won't have to look far for the lack of diversity in speakers to become apparent.

Hey Republicans, Great New Strategy -- But Before You Bet on Blacks...

Theodore Johnson | Posted 06.02.2013 | Black Voices
Theodore Johnson

Before any substantial segment of the black electorate trusts the spirit of this new charm offensive or seriously considers a national Republican candidate, there are three simple things it has to do.

Conformity Is the Enemy: From Groupthink to Diversity

Michael Roth | Posted 05.31.2013 | College
Michael Roth

Conformity, whether rationalized or simply imposed, undermines our government, our press, and our educational systems. We've had to learn some hard lessons about this in the last 10 years. Surely one of them is that we must defend diversity as a tool for innovation and for responsible decision-making.

Latinos Locked Out of Fortune 1000 Boardrooms

Charles Garcia | Posted 05.29.2013 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Latinos are the fastest growing purchasing bloc in the United States. The Selig Center for Economic Growth estimates that the Latino community is pro...

African in America

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 05.27.2013 | Black Voices
Ola Ojewumi

What does it mean to be black in America? I faced this question early in life as a child of African immigrants. First days of school were the worst days. As teachers and peers faced difficulty pronouncing my long West African name, I struggled to understand who I was.

Words, Well-Rooted, Can Have Power Beyond Jerusalem

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 05.26.2013 | World
Norma Cook Everist

So quickly President Obama flew to the Middle East and back; excerpts from his speech in Jerusalem deserve a longer look.

The Future of American Academics and Leadership

Lili Gil | Posted 05.25.2013 | Latino Voices
Lili Gil

Could this be the next generation of leaders that will take America back to the constitutional spirit of 'one perfect union' that made it a world superpower?

A Labor Leader and a Banker Walk Into a Boardroom

Amy Hanauer | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business
Amy Hanauer

Take a retired banker, a farmworker organizer, a children's advocate and an economist. It's not a joke, it's a description of some of the people who help me figure out how to create an Ohio economy that works for all.

If the GOP Wants to Diversify, It Might Want to Start With Its Platform

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

There's a reason why Blacks, Latinos, Asians, gays, immigrants and other groups overwhelmingly voted with the Democrats during the last election -- mainly that we vote with those who fight for greater equality.

Multiculturalism or Ethnophobia?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.19.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Having immigrated to Francophone Montreal some 24 years ago and having lived and worked alongside its large Anglophone and multi-ethnic components, I have witnessed multiculturalism at its best.

The Most Influential Latino Staffers on Capitol Hill

Pablo Manriquez | Posted 05.19.2013 | Latino Voices
Pablo Manriquez

The demographics of Capitol Hill are changing with the times. Thanks to hiring initiatives, Latinos are arriving and advancing in significant congressional staffer positions. Here are eleven Latinos staffers on Capitol Hill who are leading the way.

Welcome To The New Off-White America!

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 05.17.2013 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — Welcome to the new off-white America. A historic decline in the number of U.S. whites and the fast growth of Latinos are blurring ...

Sheryl Sandberg for President

Chloe Drew | Posted 05.15.2013 | Women
Chloe Drew

What has been lost in this conversation about "balance" and the pressures of managing life and work and family is some unapologetic, bold insistence that we have more women in visible positions of power and influence.

Star of Viral Dance Video Also Author of Environmental Fantasy Book for Urban Youth

The Corps Network | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
The Corps Network

John Griffith wanted to write a book that would inspire kids, particularly minority kids from urban settings, to get interested in endangered species and environmental activism. The result was a fantasy book for young readers that focuses on a hidden world of Totem Mages.

The Strength of Diversity: The Strength of the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

One of our great American leaders, Congressman John Lewis, has been celebrated in the news quite a bit recently.

Line-up of Women

Lindsey Mask | Posted 05.11.2013 | Women
Lindsey Mask

Across the globe, women are making their way in this world, step-by-step, supporting, leading and raising the next generation alongside the amazing men in their lives.