Diversity

The Jobs Most Segregated by Gender and Race

The question is why workers have sorted into these roles -- and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed.<p>Silicon Valley tech companies tend to have lots of men working for them. Mostly white and Asian men -- blacks and Hispanics are pretty scarce. These disparities have been the subject of much …

Workplace Diversity

If You Want to Stay Competitive, Make These 5 Changes to Your Hiring Process

While increasing diversity will fuel innovation and increase the competitiveness of your company, it's not as easy to accomplish as you might think.<p>Recently, I had the honor of moderating a panel of senior executives speaking about diversity and innovation at a leadership conference in New York …

Workplace Diversity

What Tracy Chou, A Programmer and Diversity In Tech Advocate, Found By 'Just Looking At The Numbers'

At the age of 29, entrepreneur, activist, and engineer Tracy Chou has built up an extensive resume in the tech industry. She was one of the first 15 …

Science doesn’t explain tech’s diversity problem — history does

You can’t fix something by ignoring it<p>In 2017, the idea that biological differences drive social inequality is considered fairly offensive. For the incurious, the taboo around this argument makes it exciting. But unlike people, not all ideas are created equally, and they should not be treated with …

University of Wisconsin

These slides from Google's diversity training program may help explain why fired engineer felt silenced

Google's diversity program discourages debate on the topic of bias and encourages employees who participate in anti-bias training to keep details of …

U.S. Department of Labor

Maxine Waters Talks The Move To Impeach Trump, Violence In Virginia, And Denouncing Civil Rights Organizations In New Interview

In a recent interview with SiriusXM's Joe Madison, Congresswoman Maxine Waters hits some current issues on the head. She talks KKK, Donald Trump, …

Donald Trump

B&H Photo To Pay Over $3.2 Million in Discrimination Lawsuit

<i>NEW YORK, NY – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has entered into a consent decree with B&H Foto &</i> …

Photography

Tracy Chou

Silicon Valley loves data. But until recently, there was one subject where tech companies showed little interest at all in the numbers: the diversity …

Organizers postpone Google protest marches, citing ‘alt-left terrorist’ threats

SAN FRANCISCO — Organizers of a free speech protest planned at Google locations across the United States said late Tuesday that the marches were postponed because of threats from “left-wing terrorists.”<p>“The Peaceful March on Google has been postponed due to credible Alt Left terrorist threats for …

Mike Cernovich

Women coders respond to ex-Googler Damore: Nope.

SAN FRANCISCO — The ex-Google engineer fired for suggesting women are innately less apt at computing has doubled down on his criticism of diversity efforts, suggesting programs to bring women and girls into coding are "deceitful" and encourage a "victim mentality."<p>The response from women in the …

Diversity in newsrooms has been bad for decades and it probably won’t get better: study

Image via Pexels<p><b>A new study says some of the biggest newsrooms</b> in the country are still failing to fulfill a nearly 50-year-old pledge to increase …

Journalism

Find Out Why One Southern Black Artist Loves To Paint The Confederate Flag

83-year-old Leo Twiggs is an artist who grew up in South Carolina during the time of segregation. As CBS News reports, he views life as a series of …

Racism

How tech can stand up to racism and bigotry

The tech industry has serious issues with bias and sexism — this is not news. Our progress toward equality is slow and imperfect. But as the news cycle pivots from the Google Manifesto to the deadly actions of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, we have a unique and critical …

Business

CFL commissioner: 'Good time' to remind all of power of diversity

The Canadian Football League launched a "Diversity is Strength" campaign this week in response to heightened racial unrest in America, a rare step …

Saskatchewan Roughriders

White House soap dispenser (or, why tech diversity matters)

If you have ever had a problem grasping the importance of diversity in tech and its impact on society, watch this video pic.twitter.com/ZJ1Je1C4NW<p>— …

British Humour

Camille Chang Gilmore

Global Chief Diversity Officer & Vice President, Human Resources, Boston Scientific<p>Camille Chang Gilmore is VP of Human Resources for Boston …

Lifestyle

I gave a talk at Google and witnessed a perfect example of how badly broken the culture of the tech industry is today

Five years ago, Silicon Valley was rocked by a wave of “brogrammer” bad behavior, when overfunded, highly entitled, mostly white and male startup founders did things that were juvenile, out of line and just plain stupid.<p>Most of these activities – such as putting pornography into PowerPoint slides – …

Silicon Valley

Does biology explain why men outnumber women in tech?

It’s no secret that Silicon Valley employs many more men than women in tech jobs. What’s much harder to agree on is why.<p>The recent anti-diversity …

Gender

Images: Murals of diversity and tolerance

A number of students — with paint-stained clothes, hands and feet — were busy decorating the walls of Santo Albertus Catholic senior high school in …

Murals

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh Quietly Took Down Confederate Monuments In The Middle Of The Night

The city of Baltimore did not come to play with ya'll. Last night city contractors removed Confederate statues from their bases, loaded them onto …

Policing

GoFundMe Shuts Down Multiple Campaigns For Charlottesville Murder Suspect

Yesterday we reported that James Alex Fields Jr., the man who allegedly drove his car into a group of counter-protestors in Charlottesville over the …

Crime

The Rise of Diversity Focused Venture Capital

In 2010, I was in a shopping mall a few blocks away from South Beach in Miami. I was on aisle 5 when a black shopping assistant took note of my …

Venture Capital

Intel releases midyear diversity report

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) releases its midyear diversity and inclusion report. The company set a goal in 2015 to achieve “full representation of women and …

Business

VML Names Its First Director of Inclusion And Cultural Resonance

WPP agency VML has promoted God-is Rivera to director of inclusion and cultural resonance, a newly created position at the agency. She will report to …

Advertising Industry

The uproar about the anti-diversity memo may turn out to have been a good thing for Google

I’m glad it’s calling out the code-ninja hero myth that only coding prowess matters, and that backchannel gripes about diversity in tech are now out in the open.<p>The outpouring of emotional responses to a now-fired Google engineer’s internal memo about diversity and hiring practices can be painful …

Diversity is the great, right-wing scapegoat for working-class woes

Trump’s base will not get the education or jobs they need, nor will anyone else, by blaming immigrants and minorities. They are starting to see that<p>President Trump has crossed the 200-day mark since his inauguration. It was a raucous run-up to this milestone, and true to his campaign style, …

Opinion

Intel’s diversity report bumps up goal to reach full representation

On the heels of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich’s resignation from the American Manufacturing Council, the company is releasing its latest progress report on the diversity of its workforce. This marks the halfway point since Krzanich made a pledge (and a $300 million investment) to get the company to full …

Brian Krzanich

Discussion about diversity often circles back to conformity

In 2005, the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> hired me as a columnist. That was great news (for me). But the best part was when Barbra Streisand canceled her …

Texas

Councillor sent on diversity training over joke comparing Asian people to dogs

<b>A Tory councillor who shared a racist joke comparing Asian people to dogs has been sent on diversity training.</b><p>Rosemary Carroll claimed she shared the …

Intel CEO accelerates diversity goals after leaving Trump council

A day after quitting President Trump's American Manufacturing Council, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich pushed his company to accelerate fulfilling its goals …

Business