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We Need More Than Miles Morales as Spider-Man

Chad Williams | Posted 06.24.2015 | Entertainment
Chad Williams

I never had a problem identifying with Peter Parker because, even though he didn't look like me, the elements of his character transcended race; they were universal.

It's Time for White People to Stop Talking and Start Listening: The Lesson I'm Learning From the Charleston Shooting

Chelsea Stone | Posted 06.23.2015 | Black Voices
Chelsea Stone

I don't know how it feels to be a person of color in America. I imagine, sometimes, it can be very difficult and very scary. I'd like to hear more about that.

Diversity Is a Business Crisis in Silicon Valley

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Granted, Silicon Valley is investing in programs to attract women and minorities to the technology field, engender good will, and increase workforce diversity through pipeline development. But there continues to be a lack of urgency to change.

Civilization & Values

Paula Gordon | Posted 06.21.2015 | Good News
Paula Gordon

One of the pleasures of having lived for several decades is that old friends drop by now and again. In an email sent to a few friends and colleagues, Stuart Kauffman passed along a piece he and his co-authors have written for the United Nations about the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Idris for Green Lantern

Joshua Adams | Posted 06.18.2015 | Entertainment
Joshua Adams

I think we could use a different type of hero. Let Idris to play the iconic green cosmic cop.

Cultures Are Not Costumes to Be Tried On

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.18.2015 | Black Voices
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I lived with the Hopi Indians on their tiny reservation for about eight years. I married a Hopi artist and we have a beautiful half-Hopi daughter who is an enrolled member of the tribe. Even before my marriage, I was all but legally adopted by a Hopi family. But I have never claimed to "be" Hopi.

New Web Series 'Paper Boys' Delivers Diversity, Charisma and a Magical Twist You Never Saw Coming

Wes Janisen | Posted 06.17.2015 | Gay Voices
Wes Janisen

The new web series Paper Boy highlights the unifying theme for every person in their 20's, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation: That none of us really has a clue what we're doing.

What Does It Mean to Be Black?

Chad Williams | Posted 06.17.2015 | Black Voices
Chad Williams

We've gone from gross insensitivity to obnoxious oversensitivity. If we are to agree that both race and gender are social constructs, then how can we logically condemn one for identifying with a different race while lauding one for identifying with a different gender?

More Companies Should Follow Google's Lead, Invest in Diversity

Brennon Marcano | Posted 06.18.2015 | Business
Brennon Marcano

Google's multimillion-dollar investment is a bold step in the right direction for a company with a history of innovation. More companies, both in and out of the tech world, should choose to follow their lead and champion diversity and inclusion. If they fail to do so, they risk being left behind.

What My Freckle-Face and Yellow Shorts Reveal About Implicit Bias

Kristen Lee Costa | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women
Kristen Lee Costa

There's no such thing as an unbiased person. Just ask researchers Greenwald and Banaji, authors of Blindspot, and their colleagues at Project Implicit. They've discovered that-because of a lifetime of conditioning by social institutions like the media, church and schools-we harbor unconscious biases that influence our judgments about people's character, ability and potential.

Nick Jonas Is Not the Answer to Our Problems

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 06.12.2015 | Gay Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

We Nick Jonas our issues: glitter up the problem with some star power (with visible abs), charge some hefty ticket prices and explain that, if we all just come together, everything will be fine.

Sasha Bronner

Women, Please Stop Watching 'Goodfellas' | Sasha Bronner | Posted 06.12.2015 | Women

This is a public service announcement: Women are only allowed to like movies about women -- because apparently, it’s all we can understand! At l...

Alexander Howard

Documentary Project On Black Women In Tech Smashes Kickstarter Goal | Alexander Howard | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology

"People do want to hear our story. It's given people something to believe, particularly women of color, who were starting to feel almost abused by the tech world."

Lauren Duca

Two Women Try To Understand 'Goodfellas' | Lauren Duca | Posted 06.16.2015 | Entertainment

On Wednesday night, Kyle Smith wrote an article for the New York Post proclaiming that "women are not capable of understanding 'Goodfellas.'" So, Erin...

Call Me Mr. Bennett: First Names, Last Names, Respect, and Diversity

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.12.2015 | Education
Frank H. Wu

The more I take on the responsibility to lead diverse groups, the more I am aware of the importance of perceptions, symbols and subtleties, and the more I am skeptical of abstract rules. We often fail to communicate what we intend, without fault.

What It's Like Living With Synesthesia

Marianne Kuzujanakis | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Marianne Kuzujanakis

Synesthesia in its true sense is not a mental health condition, artificially-induced condition, nor anything more than an inheritable trait, much like hair color and height.

Why Silicon Valley Needs a Culture Shock

Ann Nadeau | Posted 06.09.2015 | Business
Ann Nadeau

Multiple studies have revealed that a hostile work environment is the primary reason women are leaving IT jobs in Silicon Valley. However, at the special few 100 Best IT Companies we see have proven that it doesn't have to be like this.

Caitlyn Jenner in the Breakroom: A Question of Organizational Leadership

Eliot M. Wagonheim | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Eliot M. Wagonheim

What if, instead of conversation about Caitlyn Jenner in your company's breakroom, there she sat, drinking her coffee and munching on a bagel? What then? How would your company handle it? Would people praise her bravery, or, at the very least, adopt a live-and-let-live attitude? Would they welcome her, ostracize her or vote with their feet by leaving the company?

Be a Leader for Inclusion in Sports

Eli Wolff | Posted 06.08.2015 | Impact
Eli Wolff

Leaders make a commitment to champion inclusion. Separate but equal is not equal. We can realize this goal. We can make the dream of inclusion real in all of sports and physical activity. Be a leader. Commit to inclusion.

Beyond the Binary

Donna Red Wing | Posted 06.05.2015 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

We often hear that some folks 'have a problem' with transgender people. While we understand the complexities, especially for those with deeply held beliefs, we know that discrimination is, quite frankly, always discrimination. And it needs to stop.

Want To Be An Ally To All Marginalized People? Stop Using These Everyday Words

Mashable | Katie Dupere | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact

You're all about thoughtful solidarity. Your favorite word is "problematic." You're constantly on that social justice grind. I mean, come on, you even...

Northeast Ohio and the San Francisco Bay Area Have More in Common than NBA MVPs and Championship Games

Ray Leach | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Ray Leach

Whether it is on the basketball court or in the venture capital industry's efforts to advance the progress and impact of tech-based entrepreneurs, leaders from Silicon Valley and Cleveland have much to learn from each other.

The Global Search for Education: Are You Inclusive?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.08.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Amir Dossal: As engines of growth, smaller businesses can serve as role models for good corporate citizens. Here are a few ways smaller companies might make a difference.

I'm Deaf and Gay -- And That's Totally Okay

Connor R. McLaren | Posted 06.03.2015 | Gay Voices
Connor R. McLaren

I grew up with the idea that I had two strikes against me. I have had to face discrimination from all directions: hearing, Deaf, straight, and gay. While most people have interacted with members of a minority group, very few have insight into the challenges of being a "double-minority."

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

The Single Biggest Reason To Fix Tech's Diversity Problem | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 06.03.2015 | Black Voices

In the tech industry, where Latinos and African-Americans make up just five percent of the workforce at leading companies, it’s been widely establis...