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Asking Questions Later

Elissa Stein | Posted 09.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

People are working very hard to change the admissions policy and standards for New York City's esteemed specialized high schools, including Brooklyn Tech, Bronx Science and Stuyvesant.

5 Ways to Create a World-Trending Hashtag

Simon Tam | Posted 09.23.2014 | Business
Simon Tam

Whether you a hosting a march, a conference, a fundraising gala, or any other event, you need to use a hashtag that is promoted well. People want to be included in the conversation -- that's why hashtags are used to begin with.

An Open Letter To My Fellow White, Liberal Parents

Rachael Quinn Egan | Posted 09.19.2014 | Parents
Rachael Quinn Egan

If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.

Who Would You Want to Go to Mars With?

Jan Millsapps, Ph.D. | Posted 09.18.2014 | Science
Jan Millsapps, Ph.D.

I'm not sure even Mother Teresa or Gandhi could crack the top-tier of this list. I'm thinking Mars One is looking for far more than qualified and intrepid space explorers; they're looking for super heroes -- or at least the super heroic.

Young Adult Authors Honor Hispanic Heritage Month, Share Why 'We Need Diverse Books'

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.22.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

As a young girl, I used to pray in my bed every night that God would miraculously give me blonde hair, blue eyes, and creamy white skin. After that didn't work, I had another plan: hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

Superheroes Who Are Deaf and the Power of Diversity

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 09.16.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

There are many types of superpower -- ranging from super strength to mind control. With such a wealth of fictional capabilities available, why should Superheroes be limited by their ability to hear?

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Carola McGiffert

Minority students typically do not have the opportunity to study a language much less study abroad. They face financial barriers, to be sure, but also cultural ones. For a young person who has never left his or her zip code, much less flown on a plane, going overseas is a daunting consideration.

Addressing a Diversity Problem in Human Genetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Less than 1 percent of the Ph.D.s in fields related to human genetic research go to Native Americans, and they make up less than one fifth of 1 percent of the members of the American Society of Human Genetics. This is particularly troubling in light of a history of exploitative genetics research with Native American communities.

Debut Author Heather Marie Talks Diversity, Creativity, and More

Valerie Tejeda | Posted 09.16.2014 | Books
Valerie Tejeda

Sure to appeal to fans of CW's "Supernatural," and Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, the story follows seventeen-year-old Aiden Ortiz -- a Gateway through which the dead must pass to get to the other side.

Let's Have an Honest Discussion About Latino Equality

Robert Caruso | Posted 09.19.2014 | Latino Voices
Robert Caruso

True equality is a fleeting concept in today's media environment. As a Puerto Rican, I am reminded of this daily. We're quick to preach about diversity, but do little to actually live it. As a culture, we can do without othering from within.

Tired of All the Talk About Ferguson?

Susan Naimark | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact
Susan Naimark

You don't need to be a radical activist to model civility and fairness. You do need to commit to paying attention to the world around you, perhaps in new ways.

Majority-Minority Classrooms: Why Should We Care?

Cesar M. Melgoza | Posted 09.09.2014 | Education
Cesar M. Melgoza

Does an increasing mix of ethnicities in schools mean an increase in our nation's diversity in universities and high-paying jobs? Not really.

By Limiting Inclusion, NFL Loses On Diversity

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

The NFL should recognize that the degrees of separation between overt bigotry and unconscious biases may be few, and the effects equally harmful. If a team failed to draft Sam based on his sexual orientation, the team discriminated against him and should consider the rightness of its actions.

Revitalizing Cities for All Residents

Gary A. Officer | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Gary A. Officer

Twenty-first century cities will serves as the engine that drives the economy of a region, and ultimately, a nation.

This Is What Sikh Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion

Sikhism is the world's fifth-largest religion, with roughly 25 million adherent dispersed throughout the globe. The faith teaches that all people are ...

Most White People Don't Have A Single Close Black Friend

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.03.2014 | Black Voices

Despite all the talk about our supposedly post-racial society, friend groups among Americans remain starkly segregated. A recent study conducted by...

Lessons From Miami

Rebecca Fishman Lipsey | Posted 08.28.2014 | Miami
Rebecca Fishman Lipsey

Let's allow this be a teachable moment -- first for us in Miami who may still wear these insults like a scarlet M, not realizing what a gift it is to live in a city during its adolescence.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

Are Diversity and Inclusiveness Really Possible?

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
The University of Central Florida Forum

The challenge today is that the same practices that excluded minorities are still prevalent, but we don't have a name for it. As diversity and inclusiveness have become ubiquitous buzzwords, I wonder: Is it really possible to create a playing field that gives everyone a fair chance?

Seeing the Humanity of "The Other"

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for those in preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college

What Corporate America Should Learn From Ferguson, Missouri

John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Business
John Fitzgerald Gates, Ph.D.

Companies need to recognize that there is a bit of Ferguson in many of their management ranks, boardrooms, and stores that needs to be eradicated for the well being of their businesses and the people they serve.

Everyone's a Little Biased

Dr. Carmen Cruz | Posted 08.22.2014 | Latino Voices
Dr. Carmen Cruz

As a diversity trainer and psychologist, I've heard how classism, racism/colorism, and homophobia hurt others. Given that understanding differences is a slow process in our self-development, I believe there are three steps to move yourself along the continuum.

Diversity Is America's 21st Century Strength

Mathew J. Burrows | Posted 08.20.2014 | Politics
Mathew J. Burrows

Open immigration is not the answer, but the United States should not hold up the reform of skilled-immigration programs like the H-1B and L-1 visas because of the political logjam over how to stop the flow of illegal immigration.

May in the Summer

Sandra Ramos O’Briant | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Sandra Ramos O’Briant

Diversity is a word I embrace and May in the Summer displays all its nuances in an engrossing and even affectionate manner.

Is Your Innovation Stuck? 5 Ways to Rethink Your Approach

Jodi Detjen | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Jodi Detjen

Everywhere I go, I hear people talk about disruption and innovation. They desperately want to upend their business and be the champion! But instead, they talk, they make changes and ideas get lost.