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Deadline's Take On Diversity Is Dangerous, And Completely Misses The Point

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.26.2015 | Black Voices
Rashad Robinson

It feels like Hollywood is finally starting to get what so many of us knew all along; audiences want to see diversity. Yet somehow, at this exciting moment of progress for the industry, Deadline Hollywood found it appropriate to publish what can only be described as a call for regression.

Why Starbucks and Libraries Need to Talk

Blair Forlaw | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Blair Forlaw

However well-intentioned, the conversations about race didn't work out at Starbucks. But that doesn't mean that informal connections in public spaces can't take us to a more vibrant and diverse America. I see the potential every Tuesday night when I hang out at the public library.

The White Admissions Advantage at Harvard: Unfair, But Different from Discrimination Against Asian Americans

Julie J. Park | Posted 05.24.2015 | College
Julie J. Park

As high school seniors across America await college admissions decisions, here's some food for thought: About one-third of Harvard White students are admitted through special preferences, and that's a conservative estimate.

Big Data for HR: Can Predictive Analytics Help Decrease Discrimination in the Workplace?

Anne Loehr | Posted 05.23.2015 | Business
Anne Loehr

After four months of rejection by employers, a man named Kim did one simple thing that changed his luck. He added "Mr." to the front of his name on his resume. And then he got a job. Discrimination and bias are still alive and well in the United States' workplace.

Queer Pride for the Straight Guy

Robin Hall | Posted 05.20.2015 | Gay Voices
Robin Hall

Sexuality isn't a choice, it is a blessing. I'm glad my father came out and I'm proud of him for it. I love that he is gay, it is one of my favorite things about him.

The Power of Voice to Foster Positive Progress -- International Women's Day 2015

Jennifer Sertl | Posted 05.19.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Sertl

It is an exciting time to be an American woman. I am seeing higher levels of collaboration and mutual respect in more and more of the groups I work and lead in. am seeing empowerment awakening across the globe.

Día! Diversity in Action for ALL Families

Mandy Stewart, Ph. D. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Parents
Mandy Stewart, Ph. D.

We can choose to celebrate Día! Diversity In Action year round. Indeed, in is incumbent on all parents to raise upstanders for a better tomorrow and that just might begin with our bedtime stories.

Starbucks Coffee, Tea, or My Deepest Thoughts

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 05.19.2015 | Business
Wendy N. Powell

Will they linger longer to chat about their opinions about race, grab their coffee and leave, or go to the coffee shop down the block? That is a consumer choice.

Dolce and Gabbana's LGBT Problem

Jon Yokogawa | Posted 05.18.2015 | Business
Jon Yokogawa

Unfortunately, what once was hoped to be a bridge and increase minority inclusion has reverted to a factory line of content that favors fluff and fads over substance.

5 Business Lessons From Corporate Responsibility

John Friedman | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Corporate Responsibility or Sustainability is more than the idea of 'doing well by doing good' it is a business strategy borne of the recognition that...

Side by Side

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Practically Speaking

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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Corporations, Especially Media and Tech Companies, Should Clearly Commit to Gender Equality and Get Gender Certified

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Soraya Chemaly

EDGE provides a mechanism for companies not only to show the seriousness of their commitment to closing gender gaps, but to then put their money and time where their mouths are. Tech and media companies, in particular, because they so disproportionately shape imaginations and narratives.

Why Colleges Need To Stop Lying About Diversity

Mark Martinez | Posted 05.10.2015 | Black Voices
Mark Martinez

I understand that not all college campuses can be diverse; that's simply not a realistic goal and that's fine. I am not saying that all colleges need to diversify themselves (though it wouldn't be a bad idea) I am just saying that colleges need to be honest about it.

Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Bonnie St. John | Posted 05.10.2015 | Business
Bonnie St. John

"Disability is represented in all other dimensions of human difference including race, faith, and sexual orientation. Almost everyone will experience a temporary disability at some point in their lives and likely end up with one or more life-long disabilities as they grow older."

Dances With Mexicans, Disney's McFarland, U.S.A.

Domino Renee Perez | Posted 05.08.2015 | Latino Voices
Domino Renee Perez

Latino directors should not have to tell stories about people from their own community or country of origin exclusively, but given the scarcity of films that feature prominent Latino characters, the opportunity to do so feels like a missed one.

LA Mayor Gives Airplane! a Big Salute, Pundits Be Damned

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 05.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Ben Hellwarth

Airplane! also comes loaded with a brand of shtick, which, 35 years after the movie's release, might make the more politically correct Angelenos feel, well, gagged with a spoon, to use some Airplane!-era phraseology of the San Fernando Valley, where Garcetti grew up.

Bound: Africans vs. African-Americans Is the Must See Film of 2015

Ernest Owens | Posted 05.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

In this documentary, Owino and Washington had 14 people brave enough to sit in the room with each other and talk candidly about their cultural and internal racial differences. "That is a great start... but we need more," Owino admits.

Sagging Pants Does Not Equate to Sagging Values

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 05.04.2015 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

For years I've debated the issue of people wearing sagging pants with anyone who cared to listen. I've hesitated to speak publicly for fear people would think I was condoning the style of dress. For the record, I believe style is a matter of personal expression.

Giant X-Ray Screen Erases Gender, Age, Race To Prove 'We Are All Human'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.05.2015 | Good News

There are few images more evocative of the human body than a skeleton. But it’s easy to disassociate this image with actual people. In the “Lo...

New York City Plans To Study The Diversity Of Its Cultural Groups

nytimes.com | ROBIN POGREBIN | Posted 03.04.2015 | Arts

In a major study to be undertaken this summer, the de Blasio administration will review the diversity of the boards, staffs and audiences of New York ...

Women's History: A Story of Diversity

Teresa C. Younger | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Teresa C. Younger

As the feminist movement evolves, we must stay committed to not only seeking to raise the collective voice of women but also to ensuring that voice reflects the rich diversity of women.

Gabriel Arana

Somehow, 'Melissa Harris-Perry' Has Managed To Find Non-White Guests. Here's How.

HuffingtonPost.com | Gabriel Arana | Posted 03.03.2015 | Media

This year marks yet another inflection point on our way to becoming a “majority-minority” country. In 2015, for the first time, millennials -- 42 ...

Lenses Limited: Do You See What I See?

BJ Gallagher | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
BJ Gallagher

Imagine a world in which everyone is issued a pair of glasses at birth.

Why Fit In? Stand Out and Win in Business

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.02.2015 | Business
Jimmy Nguyen

Let's face it, many professionals have good skills. So it helps to be memorable -- whether your goal is to win clients, get promoted in your organization, or rise to the top of an industry.