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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.

What Happens in Vegas... Corporate 'Sexual' Responsibility?

Christine Bader | Posted 05.11.2013 | Business
Christine Bader

What an employee does outside of the office both reflects on the company and signals how he or she will behave on the job. Which is why, after years of insisting that corporate social responsibility must be all about a company's core business, I began to think differently.

Broadway in El Barrio (and The Bronx): For a New Generation of Actors and Audience Members, In The Heights Hits Home

Kate Quarfordt | Posted 05.11.2013 | New York
Kate Quarfordt

For a decade, the kids in our program have been stretching far outside their cultural comfort zones to put on musicals that have little do to with their own life experiences.

The Appalling Silence of Good People

PJ Mintner | Posted 05.07.2013 | Gay Voices
PJ Mintner

Every time I'm lukewarmly supportive, rather than being a passionate believer in social justice, I tell the world that I don't care about others, and I certainly don't care about myself.

The Poor Porker

Dark Rye | Posted 05.07.2013 | Taste
Dark Rye

The Poor Porker beignet cart reflects that thrifter's sensibility. It's a curated trove of weird found objects and quirky personal passions, so genuinely strange that it's hard for people not to fall in love with Masse and Wilson's vision of the world.

Carly Fiorina Interview: Marissa's Ban on Working From Home and HP's Future

Cassie Slane | Posted 05.07.2013 | Technology
Cassie Slane

Do you remember when female leaders at the top of Silicon Valley companies were hard to find? Well, they still are. But at least now, there are a few more than there were. Only 14 years ago Carly Fiorina was the first.

Doing More About Diversity in America's Orchestras

Jesse Rosen | Posted 05.04.2013 | Arts
Jesse Rosen

The next time orchestras are taken to task for being too European, too Caucasian, and too male-dominated, one might reference the new and growing generation of music directors who bring an inclusive sensibility and dimension to artistic leadership.

The Next CEOs - 10 CEO Ready Leaders

Mike Myatt | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Mike Myatt

The 10 leaders profiled below represent different industries, different disciplines, and even a few different countries, but they all share one thing in common - they're all CEO ready. Meet my predictions (in no particular order) for the next crop of chief executives...

37 Books That Teach Kids About Race

Kristen Howerton | Posted 04.30.2013 | Parents
Kristen Howerton

As Black History Month comes to a close, I thought I would share some resources for talking to kids about racism, in terms of both the historical context of our country and the present-day issues of prejudice.

It's Time for All Jocks to Embrace Diversity

Domonique Foxworth | Posted 04.28.2013 | Sports
Domonique Foxworth

It is my hope that the next generation of athletes will not support a culture of ignorance and discrimination and that gay athletes will feel comfortable being open about their sexuality.

The Problem With Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?

Diversity, Drive and Determination in the Kitchen

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Taste
Marcus Samuelsson

Black people had to work really hard to get out of the kitchen and now they have to work really hard to get back in. Black chefs are underrepresented in fine dining kitchens. But we're getting there.

Recent Presidential Elections: Better Juries, Harder Ballot Initiatives

David J. Brunell | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
David J. Brunell

I generally take the longer view and think Supreme Court nominations are the most significant actions U.S. presidents take, but besides anything Obama has already done or will do in the future, the election itself made democracy better -- maybe.

T Magazine Apologizes For Lack Of Diversity

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.21.2013 | Black Voices

Unfortunately, we've become accustom to the lack of diversity reflected in the pages of the top fashion and lifestyle magazines. Will there ever come ...

Affirmative Action -- an Optical Illusion?

Allison Singh | Posted 04.22.2013 | College
Allison Singh

Affirmative action creates an optical illusion. Yes, there are many success stories. However, for every success story there are countless invisible students with potential, but beyond the reach of admissions officers.

Top Women in the U.S. Has Reached 20% Mark, Should We Celebrate?

Carol Evans | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women
Carol Evans

I celebrate the progress we've made. I honor the 20 percent. But I don't want us to get complacent and bright-eyed with 20 percent. I want us to demand power sharing from the guys. Let's get our fair share of the money, the top jobs, the board seats, the positions of influence--and the power.

The Defining Moment

Frances Hesselbein | Posted 04.15.2013 | Impact
Frances Hesselbein

In my grandmother's arms, I cried my heart out for poor Mr. Yee. That was long ago -- the defining moment when I learned respect for all people, the defining moment that would stay with me, would shape my life with passion for diversity, for inclusion.