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eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity
July 31, 2009
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Study: Segregation Reduces Access to Surgery
from Reuters
In U.S. counties with the most segregation, an increase in the African-American or Hispanic population is associated with a decrease in the availability and use of surgical services and an increase in the number of emergency room visits, a new study shows. The results of the study, the researchers say, provide more evidence that minority groups in the U.S. have comparatively poorer access to a range of health care services, often resulting in late diagnosis of illness and delayed treatment. More

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Does Your Doctor Judge You Based on Your Color?
from CNN
John Reid, a retired businessman, came home from a Caribbean cruise a few years ago with an infected toe as a souvenir. As a diabetic, he knew it was serious, so he went to the emergency room near his home in New York City. There, he says, the first doctor he saw ordered an immediate amputation, scheduling him for surgery right then and there. Horrified, he argued with the doctor, insisting there had to be a way to avoid lopping off his toe. "You'd better bring the head doctor in here," he said. More

Human Resource Managers, Not Legislatures or Courts, Defined Equal Opportunity in the Workplace
from EurekAlert!
Frank Dobbin, professor of sociology in Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, is the author of “Inventing Equal Opportunity,” which examines the way that personnel managers have determined practices for creating workforce diversity. "While most of us believe civil rights law came from the courts and from Congress, beginning with the Civil Rights Act in 1964, most of the work of defining discrimination has been done by personnel managers and now human resource managers," says Dobbin. More

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As Workforce Grays, Employers Lag Behind
from MSNBC
Anne Staats was 75 when she took a year off work to care for her ailing husband. After her husband passed away, she was ready to go back to her job as a receptionist for a home care and medical staffing company but didn't want to work full time. Fortunately for her the company, Interim HealthCare in Sunrise, Fla., had a program in place to hire older workers and allowed her to return to work three days a week with full benefits, including vacation and sick time. More

Lift Barriers for a More Inclusive Community
from Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
At the risk of alienating millions of Americans, President Obama didn't bite his tongue last week in warning that racial barriers still exist. Speaking at the NAACP's 100th convention in New York City, Obama acknowledged the reality faced by countless people of color. But the nation's first black president also didn't mince words in emphasizing the importance of minority group members taking a pro-active role in shaping their own future, mainly through education. More


Gay Rights Workplace Group Forms Indiana Affiliate
from The Indianapolis Star
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a national organization that supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers, announced Indiana is its newest regional affiliate. Indiana is now the 16th such site nationally and its local leadership council includes representation from Eli Lilly and Co., WellPoint, Dow AgroSciences, Cummins, and Deloitte. More

Workplace Diversity: What Happens When White Men Don't Want It
from The Huffington Post
Thomas Friedman probably did not intend to offer any insights about white-male bias in a recent New York Times Op-ed "59 is the new 30," but the diversity consultant in me could not ignore how his underlying theme explained why diversity is a dilemma in Corporate America and law firms: diversity efforts fail when white men don't give a damn about their employees of color. More

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