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At Last, They Has Arrived!

Robin Hardman | Posted 02.09.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

A few weeks ago, the American Dialect Society announced the 2015 Word of the Year: the singular "they." (Lest anyone doubt the authority of the Amer...

#BlackTransLivesMatter: Creating Accountability in the HIV Community

Shaan Michael Wade | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices
Shaan Michael Wade

The 2011 Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at Black Respondents in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey exposed the high levels of discrimin...

Time to Focus on Individual Economic-Well Being of/for All

Frank Islam | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Frank Islam

In conventional thinking about the economy, standard assumptions include: Economic growth creates jobs Jobs create individual prosperity A rising tid...

Move the Ball: Testing the Rooney Rule to Increase Diversity Within the Legal Profession

Tamesha Keel | Posted 02.08.2016 | Impact
Tamesha Keel

Diversity and the lack thereof has remained a hot topic at every turn. From sports and entertainment, academia, to legal and tech industries, the data illustrates the sobering reality that more work remains to be done to attain truly diverse and inclusive environments within our global society. Therefore, it is imperative to move beyond discourse to action.

5 Ways Diversity Pays

Lolita Taub | Posted 02.02.2016 | Business
Lolita Taub

Perhaps the reason why diversity is a priority in your mind has to do with Josh Bersin's Forbes article Why Diversity And Inclusion Will Be A Top Priority For 2016. Perhaps diversity is a priority to you because of the potential paybacks that come from diverse inclusion. In either case, I invite you to indulge in my list of five ways in which diversity and inclusion pays.

Latinos: Remember, Inclusion in Hollywood Requires Solidarity

Vanessa Morales | Posted 02.03.2016 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Morales

I challenge Iñárritu and every established Latino filmmaker to produce more films with complex Latina or Latino leads and supporting roles. Let's be the change we want to see, especially if you are in a high position to do so.

Barbie's New Look Is Not A Sign Of Progress

Micaela Connery | Posted 02.01.2016 | Women
Micaela Connery

I don't think I believe that if I played with Barbies who were a little taller and a little "curvier" I'd be more confident in myself. Changing toys will do little to change the world we live in.

5 Quotes That Prove Kerry Washington Is Just As Badass As Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 01.31.2016 | Black Voices

Kerry Washington's character, Olivia Pope, on "Scandal" is known for "handling" any situation thrown her way. But that's not a just front Washington u...

Earvin Magic Johnson Explains Why He's Investing in Diversity

Porter Braswell | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Porter Braswell

When we sat down with Earvin to talk about workforce diversity, it was a real affirmation of our alignment in what we are working towards (in addition to being a bit of a "pinch-me" moment).

It's Still 'Game on' for Billie Jean King

Lori Sokol | Posted 01.26.2016 | Business
Lori Sokol

It is the tennis court that has long provided King with a platform to create change. But where does the answer to achieving gender equality ultimately lie? King believes it's up to the Millennial generation.

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: The Social Values of Shakespeare

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts

Ours is currently a world that is necessarily fixated on inclusion and exclusion - who we want in our communities and who we don't, who is 'one of us' and who is 'The Other' or, as Lear on his way to prison, that symbolic place of exclusion, says, "who's in, who's out."

Transforming Public Spaces: The Value-Added of Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Artika R. Tyner | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices
Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Now is the time to re-imagine diversity and inclusion. We must recognize the value-added of diversity and inclusion by building a more inclusive society through the transformation of our public spaces. Through this transformation, we can build a more just and equitable world.

Recovering Ourselves: The Secret to True Diversity at Work

Robin Hardman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Business
Robin Hardman

"Covering" refers to the practice of hiding or ignoring some aspect of one's authentic self -- even when this aspect is, technically, not a secret.

Education, Integration and Equality: The Way to Make America Great

Eric Cooper | Posted 01.17.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

When Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. marched, preached and toiled during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, he knew the sordid history of this country -- and was deeply mired in its bigoted present -- and yet, he still imagined that things could be different. He saw the ugliness but believed in the beauty. What would Dr. King think about our country today? I think he still would have hope. And here's why.

Christianity is the most inclusive (and exclusive) religion

Craig Luekens | Posted 01.14.2016 | Religion
Craig Luekens

As our nation celebrates the memory of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., many of us will hear his speeches broadcasted, attend lectures or rallies, vi...

Whitman Teaches the Movement -- Your Campus Can Too!

Noah S. Leavitt | Posted 01.14.2016 | College
Noah S. Leavitt

For months we've been watching students on campuses across the country demand inclusion and racial equality. In a short time, students at Whitman College will do something about it.

The 5 Pillars to Feminine Leadership

Luna Love | Posted 01.11.2016 | Women
Luna Love

Feminine Leadership is a way to lead us towards Full Spectrum Leadership where we are equally balanced in the highest qualities of both the masculine and feminine as we work together.

In Defense of Diversity

Stephanie Mitchell Hughes | Posted 01.07.2016 | Black Voices
Stephanie Mitchell Hughes

A few weeks ago Rosalind Brewer, CEO of Sam's Club, was pilloried and called racist because she said that diversity is valued within the company and s...

Should Accessibility Overlay Tools Be Used as a Strategic Part of your Accessibility Efforts

Debra Ruh | Posted 01.04.2016 | Technology
Debra Ruh

This is the age of technology and the world has changed a lot since I was born. My father (Robert Newsom) was a technologist for AT&T before most people had even heard of computers. He managed a computer that was the size of two city blocks in Jacksonville, Florida.

Uncovering Hidden Human Capital: How Leading Corporations Leverage Multiple Abilities in Their Workforce

Debra Ruh | Posted 01.04.2016 | Impact
Debra Ruh

Happy New Year. People with disabilities are gaining recognition as a significant and growing market for products and services. This will only strengthen as we turn the corner.

Once Upon a Time: New Ideas Clashing with Old

Elizabeth A. Havey | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics
Elizabeth A. Havey

If we were to compose a story about who we are and what we believe, we might begin with the words "once upon a time." The composition might be a letter or a simple statement. But it would reveal things and thoughts that happened to us in our past that have carved us into the people we now are in the present.

Start by Dropping the 'Non-Jew'

Lindsey Silken | Posted 12.28.2015 | Religion
Lindsey Silken

Respect the audience you seek to invite into your fold by treating them as equals to everyone else in your fold. If someone feels that they are being tolerated and not celebrated, they may not walk through your door.

Hiring A Diverse Workforce Is Great, But How Will Companies Keep Them?

Whitney Dunlap-Fowler | Posted 12.18.2015 | Black Voices
Whitney Dunlap-Fowler

Unless a company has an extensively outlined diversity and inclusion policy, or job seekers know other people of color employed by that company, many minorities are searching with blind hope that if they are selected they will be able to join and also contribute to a welcoming and booming company culture that accepts them for who they are, as they are.

What Trump Gets Right

John A. Powell | Posted 12.17.2015 | Politics
John A. Powell

I do not blame people for being afraid and confused, but I do blame those who claim to be leaders for stoking this fear and trading on it for their own nefarious reasons.

How School Systems Create *That* Parent for Children in Special Education

Laurie Levy | Posted 12.15.2015 | Education
Laurie Levy

Demanding. Annoying. Angry. Unrealistic. Unreasonable. Every teacher, principal, and school district administrator knows *that* parent. In special ed...