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Deliberate Diversity, Higher Education, and the Public Good

Robert E. Johnson | Posted 07.16.2013 | College
Robert E. Johnson

The world does not get better by accident. It gets better because there are champions who insist on change, who pursue change, and who effect change.

Depth and Breadth of Peace

Suna Senman | Posted 07.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

You can have peace at any given moment, and you can make it reoccur, until the peace becomes constant: the new normal.

Why 20 Government Offices You've Never Heard of Are Key to Financial Recovery

Preeti Vissa | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business
Preeti Vissa

To do their job properly, financial regulators -- the people in charge of securing our economic future -- must understand how their policies affect these communities. And that's why we desperately need people of color in these positions.

3 Initiatives to Drive the New Secretary of Transportation

Laura Barrett | Posted 07.07.2013 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Transit advocates are hoping that Anthony Foxx's experience as the successful mayor of a mid-size city will ground his work as secretary of transportation.

Criticisms of Obama Cabinet's Lack of Diversity are Rooted in Inaccurate Identity Politics

Brian Jencunas | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Brian Jencunas

The president's cabinet should be judged for their ideology, experience, and character, not because of what boxes they check off on their census form.

Diversity in College Faculty Just as Important as Student Body

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 07.02.2013 | College
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

More Americans from every color and creed are now earning college educations so college faculty should reflect that. While students can certainly learn from people outside their own sex, ethnicity and belief system, faculty with similar backgrounds provide stronger role models.

Our Diversity is What Will Drive New Levels of Excellence

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 06.24.2013 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

Just as our previous melting-pot mixture allowed our nation to become great, the demographic shifts we are currently experiencing can work in our favor, as well. We need to foster cultures of inclusion, where the differences that make us unique are celebrated and harnessed for innovation.

How the Local Food Movement Is Transforming Race Relations in America

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.23.2013 | Green
Rohit Kumar

My suburban street is a picture of American diversity. Nine ethnicities from around the world inhabit this residential area: blacks, whites, Hispanics...

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.