Academics, Experts Share Diversity Dreams for 2019
by LaMont Jones
Experts in higher education express hopes for redressing economic segregation, promoting civic engagement, and increasing civility, using equity and justice as the compass to guide institutional efforts.
Can't We All Just Get Along? Time for Inclusion and Diversity
by Janet B. Reid and Vincent R. Brown
Some think diversity is only about differences. But as the term is applied in workplaces and social contexts, diversity refers to both the differences that help us see each other as distinct individuals and the similarities that help to connect us.
The Con of Diversity
by Chris Hedges
Diversity does not halt the stripping away of our civil liberties, the assault on our ecosystem, or the punishing effects of mandated austerity and deindustrialization. It does not confront imperialism.
by Monnica T. Williams
We demand diversity because we cannot imagine a world marked by sameness of culture, thought, and appearance. We look for racial, ethnic, and cultural differences and rebel against homogeneity.
Diversity Backlash Is Real. Here's How to Avoid It.
by Carolyn Lawrence
We create inclusive workplace cultures by adopting new ways of thinking and acting, not through programs and initiatives. One of the most important steps is to view all people and ideas, different as they are, as equally valuable in the success of your organization.
Diversity Is the New Form of Bias
by Rebecca Heiss
Forcing the hiring of women only further silos the issue and creates another form of bias — one that is potentially more injurious to women. Why not try to change the bias at its core by adopting software programs that help eliminate biasing factors from resumes?
How Attitudes to Diversity Change after a Terrorist Attack
by Maria Sobolewska
Research shows that while a small minority of those who feel uncomfortable with diversity may well become more hostile towards Muslims and minorities after a terrorist attack, those who are committed to tolerance will become more understanding.
How Confident Is Our Pluralism?
A Conversation with Professor John Inazu
Many people have described the American experiment, especially in the period after the Civil War into the present, as a chartered pluralism. But the pluralism that was spoken of one hundred years ago is dwarfed by the challenge of the reality of pluralism that we face today.
Living as One Human Family
by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
People of different traditions can work together to advance what theologian Hans Kung has called "a commitment to the culture of nonviolence and respect for life, to a just social and economic order, and to the ideal of equal rights and partnerships between men and women."
What Is the True Cost of Polarization in America?
by Zaid Jilani and Jeremy Adam Smith
The force that empowers polarization is tribalism: clustering ourselves into groups that compete against each other in a zero-sum game. Here’s a list of reasons why Americans should strive to avoid worsening social and political antagonism — and to build bridges with each other.
Why Americans Go (and Don't Go) to Religious Services
by Pew Research Center
Religious diversity is a complex matter influenced by whether people find a house of worship at which they feel at home and whether they have the time and health to attend services. Pew's detailed research offers insights into a wide array of religious profiles.
Why Diversity Programs Fail
by Frank Dobbin and Alexandra Kalev
On balance, equality isn’t improving in businesses. But many companies get consistently positive results by engaging managers in solving the problem, exposing them to people from different groups, and encouraging social accountability for change.
Why I Skipped This Diversity Bake Sale
by Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
The idea that "race doesn’t matter" — often a well-meaning call to emphasize our common humanity — can be easily corrupted to deny the reality that racism continues to pervade our society, and in so doing perpetuates educational and social inequalities.
The Year in "Diversity Fatigue"
by Hua Hsu
For decades, diversity was generally accepted across the political spectrum as a common goal, something that at least merited lip service. Now belonging or inclusion seem like more accurate ways of describing what long-marginalized people actually want.