As Unemployment Disparities Continue Are There Signs of Hope? #race #economy #unemployment

The economic recovery is kind of like a national myth, best seen through fog and a rose-colored lens. Sometimes it’s there, others, not so much.  A recent Wall Street Journal blog post by Anna Louie Sussman said it well: “The recovery has been kind to those who invested in certain stocks or whose title begins with the word … Continue reading As Unemployment Disparities Continue Are There Signs of Hope? #race #economy #unemployment

Does Diversity Mean Improved Race Relations? #diversity #race #inclusion #racism

The short answer is, no. Racism is not a location. It’s not about ease of proximity. It’s a system, and system’s are not as easy to change is it is to get along with a new, different kind of neighbor. Diversity is great, but unfortunately, it’s not a straight line to a bias-free, racism-free workplace … Continue reading Does Diversity Mean Improved Race Relations? #diversity #race #inclusion #racism

An Interesting Spin on Hispanic Data #Hispanic #diversity

More Hispanics are declaring themselves white. I know, it surprised me too, but that was the title of a New York Times piece I read this week by Nate Cohn.LatinoHeritage3

My first thought was, really? When I think of Hispanic minorities, the first adjective that pops to mind is ethnic pride. The many subgroups in this demographic have fought vocally and with dignity to preserve their language and customs. Yet according to the 2010 census many of these Americans had different answers for census questions about race and ethnicity. Since the 2000 census some 1.2 million of the 35 million who identified as “Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin,” switched to “white.” Continue reading “An Interesting Spin on Hispanic Data #Hispanic #diversity”