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A Troublesome Controversy

Pete Shanks | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science
Pete Shanks

As Nicholas Wade's new book demonstrates, the category error that confuses human genetic variation with socially constructed race remains all too common.

Producer Doreen Spicer on Playground Politix

Jeff Rivera | Posted 08.08.2014 | Entertainment
Jeff Rivera

If you have a family, most likely you've seen some of the programs she's been involved with. And though she's been a writer behind-the-scenes for deca...

Urban Outfitters' Resistance to Diversity Is as Outdated as Bobby Socks and Parachute Pants

Denise L. Nappier | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business
Denise L. Nappier

Visit an Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie or Free People clothing store, and you're likely to think, "They know their market." Yet Urban Outfitters, which owns all three stores, has leaders who are so out of touch that for years they have refused to have a policy to even consider having women and minorities on its board of directors.

LOOK: The Timeless Beauty Of Daily Life In Myanmar

Amanda Golden | Posted 06.04.2014 | World

Welcome to Daily Life! Each week HuffPost World will transport you to one of the corners of the Earth through images that expose the beauty and traged...

Does Diversity Matter Outside of TV Ads for Bruce Rauner?

Robert T. Starks | Posted 08.04.2014 | Chicago
Robert T. Starks

I've been watching, with great interest, Bruce Rauner's TV ads -- view here and here -- and it certainly creates the impression that he places a high value on diversity. Several African-Americans, Latinos and women appear in the ads.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?

CEOs Talk, Dreamers Listen

Valerie Frankel | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business
Valerie Frankel

During day one at C2MTL in Montreal, "a business conference somewhere between genius and insanity," several multi-milionaires delivered TED-Talk style inspirational speeches to the aspiring moguls in the audience.

In Honor of Maya Angelou: The Caged Bird Sung and Sung

David Bedrick | Posted 07.28.2014 | Black Voices
David Bedrick

In honor of Dr. Maya Angelou, may I say in my own voice, a voice empowered by hers, you are the best we have; each of us are the best we have.

Help Your Kids Find Books With Diverse Characters

Common Sense Media | Posted 07.23.2014 | Parents
Common Sense Media

We know how challenging it can be for parents of children of color to find books in which characters of their ethnicity are represented -- and not limited to tired stereotypes or only relegated to minor characters.

Welcoming All Girls in the Maker Movement: Let's Make it Happen

Techbridge Girls | Posted 07.25.2014 | Education
Techbridge Girls

I have been attending this Maker Faire for years. It is amazing to see how popular the event has become, drawing over 100,000 this year. But, I saw little of the ethnic diversity that we celebrate in the San Francisco Bay Area. African-American and Hispanic families were few and far between.

There Are No Asians in Asia, Are There?

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.26.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

It can be conceded that "Asian American" is artificial, because human communities by definition must be.

Students Who Encounter Diversity in School Are More Prepared for the Workforce

Eric Cooper | Posted 07.22.2014 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

This embrace of multiplicity carries through virtually every aspect of the school. Walk into the cafeteria and you will find students fluidly socializing across tables, rather than choosing to segregate by race, as happens in so many American high schools.

Diversity in Children's Books: Moving From Outcry to Real, Market-Driven Solutions

Kyle Zimmer | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Kyle Zimmer

The lack of diversity in children's literature is a problem that requires a market-based solution. That starts with understanding the pressures facing the book industry.

Yoga Teacher Talk: Inspiration or Mind-Numbing Nonsense?

Kimberly Dark | Posted 07.21.2014 | Women
Kimberly Dark

No one plans for exclusions. And yet they happen. Only certain people feel comfortable; only some have access. These exclusionary circumstances are changeable, though not solely through personal decision-making.

Bullied: Diversity, Differentiation, Distinction

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 07.20.2014 | Latino Voices
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Diversity is a term I embrace, and not just ethnically. I hate being stereotyped and having my choices restricted, not only in my life, but in the lives I create for my characters.

It's Not Me, It's You: Letting Go of the Status Quo

Zetta Elliott | Posted 07.18.2014 | Books
Zetta Elliott

Hashtag activism and symbolic gestures have their place, but transforming the publishing industry will take sustained pressure; increasing diversity in children's literature will require support not only for inclusion but innovation.

60 Years After Brown v. Board, America's School Boards Call for Vigilance

Thomas J. Gentzel | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Thomas J. Gentzel

We must stay focused on investing equitably in our public schools and students, and we must not be diverted by programs that have the effect of re-segregating America's public education system.

Increasing Diversity in the STEM Pipeline

Donna Randall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Donna Randall

If the United States seeks to remain competitive in a global economy, it is essential that colleges and universities graduate more students majoring in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

This Artist Swapped Iconic Characters' Skin Colors In 'Racebent Disney'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 05.16.2014 | Impact

Would it matter if Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" were Indian? Hispanic? What about Middle Eastern? Racebent Disney, a project by artist TT Bret t...

Motherhood When Your Child Is Different

Jesse Bawa | Posted 07.13.2014 | Parents
Jesse Bawa

"Our differences are what make us special, right Mama?" My kindergartner son echoes my words back to me. The reality I don't tell him is that in America, some of our differences can get us profiled by the police as suspicious for being criminal, undocumented or terrorists.

Building a More Diverse Reform Movement

TNTP | Posted 07.12.2014 | Education
TNTP

Diversity in education matters for a whole host of reasons. Nationwide, more than 40 percent of students are children of color, compared to less than 20 percent of teachers.

Sec. Foxx's New Transportation Proposal Is Great

Laura Barrett | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Laura Barrett

Looks like the Obama administration hasn't given up yet on tackling the big issues that plague our country.

A Certain Path to Diversity (With or Without Affirmative Action)

Joshua Wyner | Posted 07.08.2014 | College
Joshua Wyner

If selective colleges train their eye on students transferring from community colleges, rather than solely on high school seniors, they're sure to build a student body that's both racially and socioeconomically diverse.

It's Not "Way Too Early" to Learn the "ABC" of Diversity, ¡Olé!

Elio Leturia | Posted 07.08.2014 | Latino Voices
Elio Leturia

This is not about being politically correct. It's about not being ignorant.

The Next Big Thing: Connecting Insured to Care

Kathy Ko Chin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathy Ko Chin

As the health policy world moves beyond just enrollment, community health workers -- and sustainable and integrated funding sources for them -- should be part of the conversation at the federal, state and local levels.