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When Doing Well While Doing Good Could Be Bad For You

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 04.13.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

Inclusive business, or business that pursues opportunities in traditionally unattractive market segments, ought to be a strategic imperative for corporations and investors.

An Easter Message of Inclusion

Steve Siebold | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Steve Siebold

The fact is America must evolve or die. So this Easter Sunday when you're celebrating the rebirth of Jesus, ask yourself, "What would Jesus do?" Would he spew his hatred toward his fellow man or extend his hand in friendship and peace?

5 Things I Wish Others Understood About My Son With Down Syndrome

Kari Wagner-Peck | Posted 04.03.2015 | Parents
Kari Wagner-Peck

Two different parents reached out to my husband and I at the school to let us know their children wanted to help Thorin. I got the feeling I was going to be asked to write college references for these kids someday.

Does Ballet Have a Color?

Virginia Johnson | Posted 03.27.2015 | Arts
Virginia Johnson

It is so odd to feel like an outsider on an issue that touched my life so profoundly and was at least a part of what Arthur Mitchell set out to address 46 years ago when he and Karel Shook cofounded The Dance Theatre of Harlem in the basement of a church in Harlem.

10 Tips for Creating Inclusive Religious Organizations

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 03.26.2015 | Religion
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

We are a stronger country when religious organizations of all faiths live up to our values--when we are welcoming, diverse, moral, and respect one another.

DoE Mandates Now Prevent Teaching the Curricula for an Average of 35 Minutes of Every Class Period

D. A. Russell | Posted 03.26.2015 | Education
D. A. Russell

If we continue to hide behind the false mantra that it is simply "...bad funding, bad unions, bad children, and bad teachers..." then we will never get to the real fixes. We will simple pour more good money after bad.

To Be an Inclusive Business in the 21st Century, Forget Business School Lessons from the Last Century

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 03.23.2015 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

In the coming decades, the majority of the world's economic output and market growth will come from the emerging markets. Already, the seven largest emerging markets collectively contribute more to global output than do the G7 countries combined.

Homonormativity, Homonationalism and the Other 'Other'

Christiaan Rapcewicz | Posted 03.19.2015 | Gay Voices
Christiaan Rapcewicz

By no means am I arguing against equality and/or gay marriage, but "equality" should not stop at gay marriage. There are many more inequalities to be addressed and (further) dealt with.

When Inclusion Is Exclusion: Radical Ecclesiology

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

For many Christians, being inclusive has become synonymous with being a Christian. In fear of losing what they think or claim is church, groups have formed within congregations and denominations to push for full inclusion.

Fostering Love

Lisa Steinberg | Posted 03.17.2015 | Entertainment
Lisa Steinberg

ABC Family has always been at the forefront for groundbreaking and driven young adult programs and they hit the mark once again with their family centered show The Fosters.

Deepening Our Inclusion of People With Disabilities

Bonnie St. John | Posted 03.10.2015 | 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."

Yoga Hate: 6 Ways to End Exclusion and Up Oneness

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Susanna Barkataki

Yoga and breath helped me undo the binds in my body, spirit and mind. I began to love my uniqueness.

Can We Bend the Sharing Economy Toward Equity?

Sarah Treuhaft | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Sarah Treuhaft

We've all heard the stories. Homeless Homejoy cleaners. Uber drivers on food stamps. Grad students Airbnb-ing their extra rooms in gentrifying neighborhoods to cover their own rent.

Strategies to Build a More Inclusive Workplace Culture

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.27.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

In my last post, I shared reasons why it's important that inclusive cultures become the norm rather than the exception, both in corporations and the w...

Catholic Church: It's Not Me, It's You

Kathleen Ferraro | Posted 02.20.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Ferraro

There is a certain voicelessness that I associate with my experience in Catholicism--sure, I can talk about gay rights, premarital sex or saving the environment, but I am often met with a dismissive response or the assumption that I'm going through a progressive phase.

Making an Inclusive Culture the Norm

Rebecca Shambaugh | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business
Rebecca Shambaugh

A growing number of leaders have started to recognize that what worked for them in the past is no longer effective given today's realities. There's an "underlying force" that's causing organizations worldwide to rethink their approach to planning.

Ladies and Gentlemen, We Have a Diversity Problem

Ray Leach | Posted 02.18.2015 | Money
Ray Leach

As I stepped to the stage at the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson's 18th Annual Rainbow PUSH Wall Street Project Economic Summit to be part of a panel discussion about the need for more diversity in the venture capital industry, it was not lost on me that I am a middle-aged white male and that everyone else on the panel was white as well.

You Can Sit With Us: Teens Make Sure No One Has to Eat Alone

David Kudler | Posted 02.17.2015 | Education
David Kudler

When Regina George's gang turn on her in Mean Girls and say, "You can't sit with us," it's comedy. When it happens to a real teen, it's a tragedy -- and not just for that kid.

Comp Me, Baby, One More Time

Reina Gattuso | Posted 04.12.2015 | College
Reina Gattuso

The way we structure community here doesn't just affect us in this place, at this moment. It affects the kinds of powerful, scarily driven, sleep-deprived, sometimes demagogic people we as an institution are putting out into the world.

Diversifying Hollywood About More Than the Academy Awards

Brennon Marcano | Posted 03.31.2015 | Entertainment
Brennon Marcano

Though we call it "entertainment" what we see in movies and on TV drives the broader cultural conversation and has an important place in our society. Now, more than ever, it's important that women and people of color are a part of that exchange.

Who Am I to Judge. BTW, Your Love Is Bad

Stephanie Mott | Posted 03.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Stephanie Mott

Our love is not bad. Our love is not destroying the world. The most significant threat to the family is failure to recognize all families. If the Pope truly wants to reach out to the marginalized, he should truly open his arms to everyone.

MLK Day: Changed Attitudes, Mindsets and Practices for the Greater Good of Everyone

Gary Pieters | Posted 03.20.2015 | Black Voices
Gary Pieters

King believed that "intelligence plus character ... is the goal of true education." In this respect, King in both word and deed demonstrated many of the character attributes that are essential to building and sustaining great communities.

Is the Gay Community Scaring Away Our Straight Allies?

Mason Hsieh | Posted 03.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Mason Hsieh

When one of my new straight-male friends asked if he could sit in on a QSA meeting, I immediately said yes and took him to a panel on LGBT dating, hoping to show him how cool the queer community is. The discussion was mostly civil, until my fledgling ally worked up the courage to ask one simple question.

Freedom of Speech Is Divine: Westboro Baptist, the Gay Christian Network and Paris

Rev. Jeff Hood | Posted 03.14.2015 | Religion
Rev. Jeff Hood

God placed humans in the Garden of Eden and gave them the right to agree or disagree. One of the primary ways that we express agreement or disagreement is through speech. The most divine thing that we do on any given day is express who we are and what we believe.

Why Corporations Need to Pay Attention to #BlackLivesMatter

Andres T. Tapia | Posted 03.10.2015 | Black Voices
Andres T. Tapia

While some may say that the issues between the police and low-income urban youth are too far removed from the corporate dynamics facing college-educated professionals of color, scratch the surface and there are significantly more psychosocial links than meet the eye.