Trumpcare, Not Obamacare, Could Be a Job Killer?

Trumpcare, Could Be a Job Killer. Obamacare isn’t well liked, but it’s worked.Obamacare isn’t a very well-liked health law, nor has it ever been. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation’s (KFF) Health Tracking Poll, which is done on a nearly monthly basis, you can count on two hands how many months since March 2010, when the ACA was signed into law by President Obama, more respondents had a favorable view, rather than unfavorable, of Obama Care. Obamacare has also successfully completed the job it was intended to do: It reduced the uninsured rate in America. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 8.9% of adults (inclusive of Medicare … Read More

CEO defends diversity

General Electric’s CEO defends diversity by reassuring workforce amidst Trump’s immigration crackdown. CEO Jeff Immelt said that the company has “many employees from the named countries and we do business all over the region. These employees and customers are critical to our success and they are our friends and partners.” Immelt said that “there would be no GE without our smart, dedicated employees from all over the world. There would be no GE without people of all religions, nationalities, gender, sexual orientation and race.” Wall Street CEO Defends Diversity Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein became the first major Wall Street leader to speak out against President Donald … Read More

Women’s March Draws Huge Crowds

The Women’s March on Washington, DC attracted huge numbers of supporters- both men and women. The Women’s March also happened in all 50 states and in countries around the world. The Women’s March was organized to express solidarity, opposition to President Trump’s agenda and support of human rights. The Scene On The Ground The National Mall has flooded with pink, as demonstrators descend on the nation’s capital Saturday for the Women’s March on Washington. Just one day after President Trump’s inauguration, marchers from across the country have gathered in the city to protest his agenda and support for women’s rights. The The city’s metro system reported 275,000 rides as of … Read More

Interracial Marriage

Interracial marriage was historically a taboo in the US. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found laws banning interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.Interracial marriage has grown in the United States over the past few decades, and polls show that most Americans are accepting of mixed-race relationships. A 2012 study by the Pew Research Center found that interracial marriages in the U.S. had doubled between 1980 and 2010 to about 15 percent, and just 11 percent of respondents disapproved of interracial marriage. Bias towards interracial couples remains New research from the University of Washington suggests that reported acceptance of interracial marriage masks deeper feelings … Read More

Minority

The word minority is offensive and degrading particularly when referring to current employees and prospective new hires regardless of race. Our favorites include, hiring minority, ”we ask our minority employees for references”, minority professionals to name a few. No so long ago, minority was HR code for African Americans or Latinos. It was understood by company recruiters when asked to seek out job seekers the instructions really meant find a black person. Now, those instructions are more inclusive and are understood to mean people of color and women! Nevertheless, it is bothersome to most people of color to be relegated to a status of “minority”. As America’s ethnic and racial … Read More

Michelle Obama – Glorious Diversity

Our First Lady, Michelle Obama, spoke about the value of the country’s “glorious diversity” in an emotional speech – her last speech on January 6th. Michelle Obama extolled the value of the country’s “glorious diversity” in an emotional address on Friday – January 6.Using her last speech as first lady to reiterate the outgoing administration’s message that immigrants and religious minorities add to America’s strengths. At an annual event honoring school counselors in the White House’s East Room, Obama urged young people to take pride in their varying backgrounds and seek an education to better the country. She teared up at the end of her remarks, describing being first lady … Read More

Trump White House

White males dominate the Trump White House cabinet posts. Of Trump’s 18 choices to date — excluding his vice president and senior Trump White House staff — 14 are white, of which 12 are male. None are Latino. By comparison, 11 of the the corresponding positions in Obama’s first Cabinet were white — with seven men and four women — along with Latino labor and interior secretaries and three African-Americans, two of whom were women. Trump’s lone African-American choice, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, will run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, which primarily deals with city planning. Of his four female appointees, the highest profile is billionaire Republican donor … Read More

Hiring Diversity Faculty

An article written by Ivy League professor described an attitude of “we don’t want them” exists regarding hiring diversity faculty. The author, Marybeth Gasman, a professor of higher education at the University of Pennsylvania, made the remark “we don’t want them”. Ms. Gasman’s remarks were made when giving a talk about Minority Serving Institutions. She answered a question pertaining to the lack of hiring diversity faculty at higher education institutions. Ms. Gasman stated frankly “the reason we don’t have more faculty of color among college faculty is that we don’t want them” The full statement can be read by clicking on this link! Don’t Want Them.. The attitude “we don’t … Read More

Inclusive Workplace

Inclusive workplace – maintinng an inclusive work space is a hot political and social topic. Media sources regularly report on business related diversity and inclusion issues. It’s accepted having a diverse and inclusive culture is great business. Let’s face it – the “good old boy” men’s club is quickly disappearing. Providing an inclusive workplace is becoming a key criteria for attracting investors.