Posts Tagged: race

How Race Neutrality and Diversity Undermined Affirmative Action

I miss the days of affirmative action. Without it, I would have never received a college scholarship. Back in the affirmative action day, people of color and women received special consideration in employment, college admissions and federal contract competition. The thinking behind affirmative action was based on the rectification of historic wrongs perpetuated against peopleRead… Read more »

Just Bleach it Out

Apple took some heat last year regarding the lack of diversity among its emojis. It should not be surprising that this technology behemoth would be tone deaf when it comes to inclusion. Here is the evidence. There workforce representation breaks down as follows: • White-64%. • Asian-21%. • Black-3%. • Hispanic-6% • Women-30% • Men-70%.Read… Read more »

Why Starbucks’ Race Together Campaign Should be Careful

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has asked employees at his 7,300 stores in the U.S. to voluntarily write #RaceTogether on their coffee cups of their customers as a window to talking about inclusion with his baristas. While he should be commended for his corporate responsibility to initiate conversations with customers on race relations, his approach addressesRead… Read more »

President Obama: End Unfairness, Bullying and Retaliation by Public Officials

May 15, 2013, will mark the 11th anniversary of the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act. Congressed passed No FEAR on May 15, 2002, after hearing testimony that federal workforce abuse reduces government’s ability to effectively execute with integrity essential programs such as waste management, pollution prevention, water treatment, food inspection, Medicare,Read… Read more »

If You Won’t Vote, I Don’t Want to Be Part of Your Revolution

This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Memo to all progressives, activists, eco-warriors and Lefty paradigm shifters: I get it, I get it. Obama is a wimp. The Senate is completely dysfunctional, and your congressperson isn’t doing nearly enough. Right. Check. Now get over yourselves and vote. I agree that the stimulus billRead… Read more »

Does Diversity Help Baseball Teams Win Games? Rutgers-Camden Management Scholar Seeks an Answer

A recent Rutgers research study has identified a new twist in the science behind diversity. Researchers have determined based on analysis of Major League baseball demographic data that winning baseball teams have what are known as “demographic faultlines”. In my Diversity2.0 language these are known as “cliques.” What the researchers found was that to attractRead… Read more »