Diversity - Inclusion

Up Stairs Lounge

To those who loved the Up Stairs Lounge, it was a kind of paradise.A gay club that doubled as a church, it was a sanctuary in 1970s New Orleans at a time when homosexuality was considered sufficient grounds for deportation, in a city where assaulting gay people was sport for college fraternities and local ordinances made it unlawful to rent or sell homes to “sex perverts.”
It was a place of assured discretion and warm, easy brotherhood. The bartender kept a microphone behind the bar to announce regulars by name à la Ed McMahon (“Heeeeerrree’s Luther Boggs!”). Read More

President Barack Obama

On March 22, former President Barack Obama wrote a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a mass shooter killed 17 people in February. In the handwritten letter, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wrote they were inspired by the student’s bravery and praised them for calling an end to gun violence. Letter from former President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama – March 10 “To the students of Parkland — We wanted to let you know how inspired we have been by the resilience, resolve and solidarity that you have all shown in the wake of unspeakable tragedy. Not only have you supported and … Read More

Driving While Black

Police stopping black and brown people based on racial profiling reasons is so commonplace- Driving While Black – is often referred as “DRB”. The term Driving While Black is an inclusive term meaning any non-white person. Certainly our Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Gay – Lesbian brothers and sisters experience their unfair share of outright police racism. Driving While Black racism is not restricted to the United States. A well known and highly recognizable Canadian broadcaster. Marci Ien is co-host of daily television show -The Social. She wrote about her most recent driving while black experience. Driving While Black in Canada We recommend you read Ms. Len’s article in full. … Read More

Diversity Jobs Posting

Job Description

Job Description The process of writing a job description requires having a clear understanding of the job’s duties and responsibilities. The job posting should also include a concise picture of the skills required for the position to attract qualified job candidates. Organize the job description into five sections: company information, job Description, job requirements ( skills) ,benefits and a call to action. Be sure to include additional keywords that will help make your job posting searchable. A well-defined job description will help attract qualified candidates as well as help reduce employee turnover  in the long run. When the right job seeker clicks on your job posting to learn more about the opportunity, you’re one … Read More

Job Posting

The process of writing job posting The process of writing a job description requires having a clear understanding of the job’s duties and responsibilities. The job posting should also include a concise picture of the skills required for the position to attract qualified job candidates. Organize the job description into five sections: company information, job description, job requirements ( skills) ,benefits and a call to action. Be sure to include additional keywords that will help make your job posting searchable. A well-defined job description will help attract qualified candidates as well as help reduce employee turnover in the long run. When the right job seeker clicks on your job posting to … Read More

Diversity Job Post Visibility

Today you post a job on a career website that boast zillions of visitors. Your job posting visibility on search result pages is on the top of page 1. Fabulous! Next day your job posting visibility slips to top of results page 2 because new postings push your posting down. Ok. Still good job visibility. On day 3 your posting is not shown in search results at all – zero posting visibility. Chances are the number of new postings received late on day 2 pushed your job posting further deeper in their database. Your job posting is still on the website except now the job posting visibility is sliding downward … Read More

Friends of Diversity

Are We Showing Teachers Love?

In a new article from Yahoo Finance, the teacher shortage maybe more bleak that we thought. With low pay and long hours, are we showing our teachers love? We ask them to support their students with school supplies, food and sometimes clothing. Are we showing our teachers love? And because we have not been showing our teachers love, they are striking. There have been major strikes in more than 6 states, where they are asking us for help. They are not feeling our love. Are Guns In Schools The Answer? Since we are not paying them a living wage, we have not decided to are them? Last week in Florida, … Read More

Preferably Caucasian

It has been reported a job posting appeared boldly requesting a, “Preferably Caucasian” candidate. The preferably caucasian candidate also needed to possess “good technical background”. Cynet Systems Inc The culprit responsible for publicly proclaiming this obvious violation of equal employment recruiting is Cynet Systems Inc. Cynet Systems, Inc, a tech company specializing in staffing and recruiting confirmed a job posting they issued did in contain the text “preferably caucasian” I am not familiar with the organization but it would seem, based on the number praises they show on their website, their organization is staffed with highly educated human resource professionals. You think .? Preferably Caucasian Yes.. it’s a recruitment preference … Read More

Light-Skinned Latina

Living as a light-skinned Latina is outright diverse in variety of ways. Came across an article dated a few years ago written by Melissa Lozad-Oliva which appeared in The Guardian. Ms. Lozado-Oliva very aptly described how being a light- skinned Latina means you will never be able to live in the land of whiteness. “If I dress a certain way – put on some boat shoes, a polo, maybe some pearl earrings – I could maybe even cross over into the land of whiteness.” Ms. Lozada-Oliva comments “what exactly does being a light-skinned Latina mean for me?. It means that all at once, I am just dark enough, too dark … Read More

Life While Black

Living While Black Smith College

Living While Black Smith College – An employee who called police on a black Smith College student who was eating lunch in a common room on the western Massachusetts campus Tuesday has been placed on leave, school officials say. In a transcript of the call released by school officials Friday, the unidentified employee tells campus police dispatchers that the student seemed “out of place.” Click Here to read more The student, rising sophomore Oumou Kanoute, told CBS Boston she works at a summer program teaching chemistry to high school students for Smith’s STEM program and was reading in the dining hall of the Tyler House dorm Tuesday. Ms.Kanoute was about … Read More