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Diversity Work in Progress at Techbridge: Thank You Freada Kapor Klein for Making Me Feel Uncomfortable

Techbridge Girls | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact
Techbridge Girls

Earlier this year I reached out to Freada Kapor Klein, co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact and an advocate for diversity and inclusion, to ...

Beyond Lean In: How to Achieve the Very Real Business Advantages of Diversity

Sallie Krawcheck | Posted 11.26.2014 | Business
Sallie Krawcheck

It's 2014, and yet we still struggle across the board with issues of gender and how we treat women, and particularly women of color, in the workplace. It speaks volumes to the issue of how we as a society value women's contributions, both in and outside of work.

Community Policing: The Importance of Trust

Ben Jealous | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

In Ferguson, Former Chief Brooks sees an opportunity for an effective community-policing program to emerge from the chaos and violence of the past few weeks. "Now, there is a chance for police and the community to hear each other," she said.

The Case for Women Entrepreneurs

Megan Foo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Women
Megan Foo

What if an entrepreneur never had the opportunity to thrive in the annals of innovation? What if he or she never received the capital, technology, networks and information crucial to the founding and flourishing of business ventures?

Will John Cho Be Television's First Asian Romantic Lead?

Victoria Namkung | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Victoria Namkung

When I was growing up, Asian American men were virtually absent from television and popular culture. And when they were present -- Bruce Lee or Lieutenant Sulu, for example -- they never got the girl.

What Can You Do For Brown?

Stuart Rhoden | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Stuart Rhoden

We have tried peaceful protest. We have tried civil unrest and "riots." We have tried documentaries, lectures, sit-ins and speeches. We have tried feature films. Yet it is still not enough. Our lives, Black lives, specifically Black male lives are not on par with those of soon to be minority white lives in this country.

Asking Questions Later

Elissa Stein | Posted 11.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

People are working very hard to change the admissions policy and standards for New York City's esteemed specialized high schools, including Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

5 Ways to Create a World-Trending Hashtag

Simon Tam | Posted 11.23.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Whether you a hosting a march, a conference, a fundraising gala, or any other event, you need to use a hashtag that is promoted well. People want to be included in the conversation -- that's why hashtags are used to begin with.

An Open Letter To My Fellow White, Liberal Parents

Rachael Quinn Egan | Posted 11.19.2014 | Parents
Rachael Quinn Egan

If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.

Who Would You Want to Go to Mars With?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 11.18.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I'm not sure even Mother Teresa or Gandhi could crack the top-tier of this list. I'm thinking Mars One is looking for far more than qualified and intrepid space explorers; they're looking for super heroes -- or at least the super heroic.

Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why 'We Need Diverse Books'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

As a young girl, I used to pray in my bed every night that God would miraculously give me blonde hair, blue eyes, and creamy white skin. After that didn't work, I had another plan: hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 11.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Carola McGiffert

Minority students typically do not have the opportunity to study a language much less study abroad. They face financial barriers, to be sure, but also cultural ones. For a young person who has never left his or her zip code, much less flown on a plane, going overseas is a daunting consideration.

Addressing a Diversity Problem in Human Genetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 11.16.2014 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Less than 1 percent of the Ph.D.s in fields related to human genetic research go to Native Americans, and they make up less than one fifth of 1 percent of the members of the American Society of Human Genetics. This is particularly troubling in light of a history of exploitative genetics research with Native American communities.

Debut Author Heather Marie Talks Diversity, Creativity, and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Sure to appeal to fans of CW's "Supernatural," and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, the story follows seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz -- a Gateway through which the dead must pass to get to the other side.

Let's Have an Honest Discussion About Latino Equality

Robert Caruso | Posted 11.11.2014 | Latino Voices
Robert Caruso

True equality is a fleeting concept in today's media environment. As a Puerto Rican, I am reminded of this daily. We're quick to preach about diversity, but do little to actually live it. As a culture, we can do without othering from within.

Tired of All the Talk About Ferguson?

Susan Naimark | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
Susan Naimark

You don't need to be a radical activist to model civility and fairness. You do need to commit to paying attention to the world around you, perhaps in new ways.

Majority-Minority Classrooms: Why Should We Care?

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 11.09.2014 | Education
Cesar M. Melgoza

Does an increasing mix of ethnicities in schools mean an increase in our nation's diversity in universities and high-paying jobs? Not really.

By Limiting Inclusion, NFL Loses On Diversity

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 11.04.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The NFL should recognize that the degrees of separation between overt bigotry and unconscious biases may be few, and the effects equally harmful. If a team failed to draft Sam based on his sexual orientation, the team discriminated against him and should consider the rightness of its actions.

Revitalizing Cities for All Residents

Gary A. Officer | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

Twenty-first century cities will serves as the engine that drives the economy of a region, and ultimately, a nation.

This Is What Sikh Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, with roughly 25 million adherent dispersed throughout the globe. The faith teaches that all people are ...

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

Lessons From Miami

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 10.13.2014 | Miami
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Let's allow this be a teachable moment -- first for us in Miami who may still wear these insults like a scarlet M, not realizing what a gift it is to live in a city during its adolescence.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

Are Diversity and Inclusiveness Really Possible?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 10.27.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The challenge today is that the same practices that excluded minorities are still prevalent, but we don't have a name for it. As diversity and inclusiveness have become ubiquitous buzzwords, I wonder: Is it really possible to create a playing field that gives everyone a fair chance?