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Big Problems Require Big Solutions: The Federal Government's Bold Diversity Initiative

Maggie Werner-Washburne | Posted 03.11.2015 | Latino Voices
Maggie Werner-Washburne

It is my hope that with Intel and NIH leading the way, 2015 will see significant advancements in concrete investments and strategy to actualize our long struggle for equal representation in STEM.

10 of the Most Diverse High Schools in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.11.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Having a diverse student body is increasingly becoming another point of pride among high schools in Illinois as another way for students to learn about the world around them.

What's Really Wrong With the GOP

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Judging by whom it elects to Congress, the GOP is now the White Christian Party. And that appears to dictate the GOP position on a wide variety of important public policies

Why Corporations Need to Pay Attention to #BlackLivesMatter

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Andres T. Tapia

While some may say that the issues between the police and low-income urban youth are too far removed from the corporate dynamics facing college-educated professionals of color, scratch the surface and there are significantly more psychosocial links than meet the eye.

Is Yoga Really for Everyone?

Sweta Saraogi | Posted 03.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Sweta Saraogi

I loved how physically demanding the hour was, but I missed the philosophical aspects of yoga. Somehow it felt incomplete. When there were small bits of chanting in Sanskrit introduced, I wondered whether the students or the teachers really understood what the chants meant or why they were doing them.

10 of the Most Diverse Colleges in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 03.08.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Diversity has been a symbol of pride for the U.S., as it is for many of the nation's colleges, which are increasingly recognized for having an ethnically, culturally, religiously and socio-economically diverse student body and faculty.

NYT Public Editor Tackles Diversity Issues In 2015 'Hopes And Dreams'

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 01.02.2015 | Media

New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan has listed 17 "hopes and dreams" for the newspaper heading into 2015 in an end of the year article publ...

Massachusetts Singles Out Gender Equity in the Workplace as Its Next Big Challenge

Lisa Levey | Posted 03.04.2015 | Business
Lisa Levey

Massachusetts is known for being in the vanguard on controversial issues. Same-sex marriage in 2004. Check. Health care reform in 2006. Check. Next up on the list: gender equity in the workplace.

A Way Forward for Israelis and Palestinians

Kenneth Kales | Posted 03.02.2015 | World
Kenneth Kales

There can only be peace between the Israelis and Palestinians when both sides take stock of their hard feelings about diversity. There has to be a softening, one that leads toward a prudent path for reconciliation, because the alternative of pushing for surrender is too costly.

A New Priority: Looking Ahead to College with My Transgender Daughter

Wayne Maines | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Wayne Maines

Not long ago, one quote jumped out at me, "I just wish the administration would at least acknowledge our existence." That student's statement reminded me that transgender students are still "separate but equal" at universities across the nation.

The Why and How of Religious Diversity Training

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 02.28.2015 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Before embarking on the information modules, a philosophic overview of religious diversity training should be considered. There will be people who are skeptical, or hostile, to anything labeled as interfaith.

No Time Like the Holidays to Let Differing Beliefs Unite Us

Tamar Abrams | Posted 02.22.2015 | Religion
Tamar Abrams

The lovely blue glass container holds a small roll of parchment on which is written the traditional Jewish prayer that begins, "Shema Yisrael." For those in the know, this mezuzah reveals that those who live in the house are Jewish.

There Are Currently No Black Reporters At NYT Culture Section

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 12.19.2014 | Media

Following this week's layoffs at The New York Times there is not a single black reporter on staff at the newspaper's culture section, Journal-isms rep...

Is It Always Right to Be Right? North Korea, Cuba, the Middle East, Africa and Our Global Diversity Dilemma

BJ Gallagher | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

There once was a world where people were always right. They knew they were right, and they were proud of it. It was a world where people stated with confidence, "I am right and you are wrong."

Learning To Appreciate And Respect The Beliefs Of Others

Amber Sabathia | Posted 02.16.2015 | Parents
Amber Sabathia

I once overheard my son having a conversation with his classmate. The friend asked, "What religion are you? We're Catholic." My son replied, "Well, we're kinda like Catholics, but we're Baptist." When I heard this, I knew I had to sit my children down and explain what religion truly is.

4 Ways Meditation Can Empower Millennials At Work and in Life

Eden Kozlowski | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eden Kozlowski

From my meditation teacher/practitioner perspective, I see ALL of these aspects as incredibly good, good, good and believe that meditation, dear millennials, is not only something that gels with what you already got goin' on... but it can help you navigate some of your biggest challenges.

Making Objectivity Unfair

Elissa Stein | Posted 02.14.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

I know we all have the best intentions of each and every NYC student at heart. And that should be at the basis of every conversation and decision moving forward.

Ben Walsh

Corporate America's Diversity Problem On Display at DealBook Conference | Ben Walsh | Posted 12.12.2014 | Business

Unfortunately, the stage at the DealBook conference was like a refrigeration unit at a weisswurst factory: full of white sausage.

We Need Diverse Books Bringing Panels On Diversity To BookCon

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 12.11.2014 | Books

BookCon and We Need Diverse Books are teaming up in 2015 for two panels highlighting diversity in literature. The panels, organized by ReedPop, the pr...

From Intention to Action: Five Ways to Build Diverse Leadership Teams

Scott Morgan | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Scott Morgan

Across industries, diverse leadership teams drive high performance. They make better decisions, improve financial outcomes, create a competitive edge, compete more effectively for talent, and reduce employee turnover.

Leading the Way: Workplace Inclusiveness for People of All Abilities

Karyn Twaronite | Posted 02.08.2015 | Business
Karyn Twaronite

Here are some steps companies can take to demonstrate that they choose to be inclusive. Because building an environment where everybody can succeed is not just a normal part of doing business, it provides a competitive advantage.

Mr. Mayor, It's Time to Take Racism Out of the Equation

Elissa Stein | Posted 02.05.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

Instead of changing an admissions policy that rewards hard work and preparation to a process that is subjective and that could be manipulated, how about putting systems in place to get kids ready? Provide test prep to those who don't have access. Share information with families early.

Needed: A True Diversity Map for America

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.

We Are All Wounded

Carolyn Lukensmeyer | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Carolyn Lukensmeyer

The idea that that we might live in a post-racial society -- a concept that became a topic of national discussion among the pundits after the election of President Barak Obama -- has slinked into a dark corner in recent weeks.

Creating a Space for Spirituality in Medical School

Aamir Hussain | Posted 02.02.2015 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

I am interested in the intersections between spirituality and healthcare because my own religious beliefs inform my choice of career. My passion for medicine stems from a declaration in Islam and various other traditions that saving one person's life is equivalent to saving all of mankind.