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Connecting the Dots -- A Vital and Neglected Capability

Shani Harmon | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Shani Harmon

Imagine the energy and time that could be saved with a bit of thoughtful inquiry before commissioning new work. The Ford Motor Company did not invent the car or the assembly line. But they connected dots and revolutionized the automotive industry.

A Broader, Bolder Approach Can Alleviate Race-Based Impediments to School Success

Elaine Weiss | Posted 04.04.2014 | Education
Elaine Weiss

When it comes to neighborhood and school inequality, the federal government has always had a short attention span.

How to Bring Presence to Our Modern, Digitized World

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 03.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

Presence is a state of being that invites us to link a wide range of differentiated aspects of our lives into a harmonious and ever-emerging whole. Presence permits integration to unfold. And integration is at the heart of well-being, even at the level of our cellular functions.

Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew Dies

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON and BRENT KALLESTAD | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Reubin Askew, who guided the state through a period of school busing to achieve integration in the 1970...

Pablo Solomon's Wicked Integration: A White Man's Involvement in the Civil Rights Movement

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 04.02.2014 | Impact
Te-Erika Patterson

By no stretch of the imagination was Solomon anything like the iconic Sidney Poitier in the 1967 film To Sir, With Love, gliding in and charming his students into a new way of life. "I was sometimes brave, sometimes a coward, sometimes right and sometimes completely off base," he says.

U.S. Racial Gap Widens, Prospects for Reconciliation dim

David Briggs | Posted 02.18.2014 | Religion
David Briggs

Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a "separate but equal" doctrine that reinforced segregation, almost a quarter of Americans say it is okay to have a nation where the races are separate as long as they have equal opportunities.

Why I Embrace Integration

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.09.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This article explains the meaning behind integration and why I think it is important for the transition from today's world to a world without extreme ...

Why José Saramago Was Right

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

José Saramago, one of Portugal's best writers ever, and the only one who has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1998, anticipated in an in...

Eid Mubarak!

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 12.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

Tomorrow, 1.7 billion Muslims around the world will complete the four-day celebration of one of the two most important religious festivals in the Islamic calendar: Eid al-Adha.

Where Do We Go From Here?

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

As the nation celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, many are discussing what Dr. King would say to the nation and world today and tell us to do. But his message to us today is as clear as it was fifty years ago if only we could hear, heed, and follow his warnings about what we need to do to make America America.

How Should Women Lead?

Karen Kimsey-House | Posted 10.13.2013 | Business
Karen Kimsey-House

Personally, I think we'd be better off if we stopped arguing about which approach to leadership is better and consider a different way that could be more effective and actually sustainable. I like to call it Integration.

POLL: How Many Friends Do You Have Of Another Race?

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Black Voices

(Repeats with no changes to text) By Lindsay Dunsmuir NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) - About 40 percent of white Americans a...

Innovations in Newspapers: Seashell Newsrooms, Floating Incubators

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 08.25.2013 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Newspapers aren't dead and still have much to offer - in different shapes, sizes, and via various platforms - provided they think outside the box. En...

Segregated Education in Desegregated Schools: Why We Should Eliminate "Tracking" With "Gifted and Talented" for All

Alan A. Aja | Posted 08.17.2013 | Black Voices
Alan A. Aja

While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.

Maverick Minister And Civil Rights Leader Dies

AP | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Rev. Will Campbell, a white minister who drew acclaim for his involvement in the civil rights movement, has died at the age of...

Integrated Prom Goers Describe Powerful Moment At Dance

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.29.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Social segregation finally became a thing of the past for students at Wilcox County High School. The school held its first-ever integrated prom on Apr...

The Problem With Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?

New Report: Second-generation Immigrants Successfully Integrating

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

I do believe it is vital that America has a unifying national identity and that immigrants feel a sense of community with their fellow Americans -- and vice versa. And by no means is everyone who expresses concerns about how well we're doing on those fronts is a bigot or a demagogue.

Electoral College Shenanigans: One Possible Response

Kevin Welner | Posted 04.07.2013 | Politics
Kevin Welner

In this past presidential election, President Obama defeated Governor Romney by a popular vote of 65.9 million to 60.9 million. In a sane world, that would be the end of the story. But the U.S. presidential election uses the Electoral College.

Dad, Do You Know Ruby Bridges?

Harold Ross | Posted 03.24.2013 | Black Voices
Harold Ross

I would have preferred my beautiful boy ask me a different question. Something like, "How did I get inside mommy's stomach when I was a baby?" As parent-child discussions go, Reproductive Biology is easier than race relations and the Civil Rights Movement.

Guess What's on a Child's Mind

Dafna Maor | Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

When children are very young, they have a hard time seeing a different point of view than their own. Most young children seem like that for the first years of their lives. It takes a long time for them to realize their view of the world is different than others.'

So, You Think Your Child Is Normal?

Dafna Maor | Posted 01.14.2013 | Parents
Dafna Maor

What I would really like to tell you about is not my son's progress, but of the lessons I've learned from his experience.

Killing the Gypsy Dream

Liliana Ciobanu | Posted 12.26.2012 | World
Liliana Ciobanu

I've been spending time with several gypsy communities in Romania over the last couple of weeks, to see how they feel and think about the world around them.

Pride and Prejudice: Why Parenting Is Different for Me

Dafna Maor | Posted 12.18.2012 | Parents
Dafna Maor

As the parent of a child with autism, I discovered a peculiar thing: Many things that cause stress, or at least some annoyance, to other parents are causes for joy or at least satisfaction for me.

Connecting Wagons: Why and How to Help Lagging Regions Catch Up

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.17.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If it weren't for the economic performance of China, Brazil and other emerging markets, the global economic slump following the 2008 financial crisis would have been much worse.