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Internalized Racism vs Aversive Racism: How to avoid both

By Jessica M. Introduction The truth is, our convictions can divide and separate us from one another. In terms, it is called social racialism, or simply racism. The people’s way of differentiating which race is first-rate and secondary generally results in prejudice. Racism is society’s way of freely judging other people by their diverse physical attributes, […]Read More

Flexibility Is Improving Diversity In The Workplace

By Aayat Ali Prior to the pandemic, the future of work seemed like a concept that would be a slow trickle over the next few years. Prior to the pandemic, the future of work seemed like a concept that would be a slow trickle over the next few years. But now, the workforce has been […]Read More

Disability inclusion in the workplace creates opportunities for all

By Northwest Center Like many recent high school graduates, Emmett Larimer is living at home, applying for jobs, and dreaming of moving into an apartment with friends. What sets Larimer apart is a brain injury sustained at birth that left him with a rare seizure disorder that interferes with his communication abilities. This adds an […]Read More

If You’re Expecting Diversity & Inclusion Leaders To Fix Workplace

By Dana Brownlee In response to recent Black Lives Matters demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd’s killing, corporate America doubled down on its commitment to antiracism. Many issued statements of support for Black Lives Matter echoing sentiments and phraseology from How To Be an Antiracist author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. Indeed, there seemed to be one […]Read More

2021 Trends in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

By Lisa Guerin Cervenka I’ve been at Kanarys since May. I got here by chance, interviewing our founder and CEO, Mandy Price, for my blog on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Tech to Watch” last March. Mandy and I hit it off and she called shortly after to offer me the chance to help Kanarys. I knew this was […]Read More

Why Aren’t We Making More Progress Towards Gender Equity?

by Elisabeth Kelan Organizations have worked towards achieving gender equality for decades. They’ve invested resources into developing women’s careers. They’ve implemented bias awareness training. Those at the top, including many CEOs, have made public commitments to make their workplaces more fair and equitable. And, still, despite all of this, progress towards gender equality has been limited. […]Read More

Yelp To Deposit $10 Million Cash Into Black-Serving Banks

By Ruth Umoh Yelp announced on Tuesday that it will deposit just under 2% of its cash reserves, or $10 million, into financial institutions that support Black and underserved communities in the U.S. The $10 million will be divvied up among three banks. About $2.5 million will go to the New York-based Carver Federal Savings […]Read More

Ibram Kendi, Azer Bestavros Team Up to Launch Racial Data

By Sara Rimer Azer Bestavros, recently named BU’s first associate provost for computing and data sciences, sat in a Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground conference room overlooking the Charles River last February and listened as antiracism scholar Ibram X. Kendi laid out his bold vision: bringing antiracist investigators together with data scientists to tackle racial inequities, […]Read More

6 Companies That Launched Innovative Mental Health Benefits This Year

By Alyssa Place Mental health has been in the spotlight throughout 2020, as employees struggle to balance work and home responsibilities during a tumultuous year. Forty-two percent of Americans reported symptoms of an anxiety or depressive disorder in November alone, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Employers are taking note: 72% […]Read More