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New Survey: Hispanics surpass blacks as most frequent targets of discrimination
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A new study indicates that blacks have become more upbeat since the election of President Obama, but for Hispanics the news isn't as rosy. Americans believe that Hispanics are now the most likely group to experience the sting of discrimination, according to the poll, released by the Pew Research Center. More
Defining diversity: Beyond race and gender
Just about every medium or large U.S. company talks about its dedication to diversity, whether in a prominent section of its Web site or in its corporate mission statement. But the definition of what, exactly, these firms mean by diversity is often vague. Only 30 percent of human resources professionals say that their company even has an official definition of diversity, according to a 2007 survey by the Society for Human Resource Management. More
Do you object to term Negro on 2010 Census?
It's only one word among thousands on the census, but this year it's evoking outrage among some people. Question nine on the 2010 Census allows people to choose Negro as the term to designate their race. For decades the term has been an option on the census, but the response this year could lead to changes. Negro. It's a word some find offensive. More
A new era for age
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Older workers have fared relatively well during this recession. That's just as well, because with dwindling pension pots and increased life expectancy, there will soon be far more of them. But are organizations prepared for more people working longer? More
Have women really taken over the workforce?
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Heralding the triumph of women in the workforce last week, the Economist reported that women not only make up the majority of professional workers in many countries, but also that they earn nearly 60 percent of university degrees in America and Europe. Reinforcing the case for the Great Recession being a Great "Mancession," the article cites an unemployment rate of 8.6 percent for women but 11.2 percent for men. More
Office of Personnel Management's deputy director emphasizes workplace diversity
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As a woman who uses a wheelchair, Christine Griffin knows a thing or two about discrimination in the workplace. But now, more than ever, she's in a position to do something about it. Griffin is in her second week as deputy director of the Office of Personnel Management. Her boss, John Berry, has made her the point person to improve Uncle Sam's record on diversity in hiring and promotions. More
People's racial biases can skew perceptions of how much help victims need
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When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study. Researchers surveyed undergraduate students a year after Hurricane Katrina to examine their perceptions of the hurricane victims and the helping response. More