Ferguson Shows the Urgent Need for Diversity Still Exists

Source: Emil Guillermo/Diverse Education For all your friends who believe we’re somehow “post-racial,” I hope they’ve been watching the news unfold in Ferguson, Missouri. If we’re celebrating 50 years after the signing of the Civil Rights Act, it’s hard to believe after watching the news there’s been that much progress. 50 years? All negated by a few days in Missouri. …

Rev. Jesse Jackson Highlights Twitter’s Stunning Lack of Workforce Diversity

Source:  Jessica Guynn/USAToday SAN FRANCISCO — Civil rights activists are turning up pressure on Twitter to publicly release the gender and ethnic breakdown of its flock of employees. And they’re doing it by waging an attention-grabbing campaign on Twitter. Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the civil rights organization ColorofChange.org say they will use Twitter as a bullhorn to call on …

CBS Sports’ Chairman: Use of Racial Slur”Redskins” Up to Individual NFL Announcers

Source:  Erik Brady/USAToday According to USA Today,  CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told The Hollywood Reporter that it will be up to CBS announcers and production teams whether they will use the official team name of the Washington NFL club this season. This despite the fact that the term Redskin is a known offensive racial slur, has been vehemently opposed by most Native …

5th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds University of Texas Diversity Plan, Rules Race Acceptable Admissions Factor

Source: MAYA SRIKRISHNAN/LA Times The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering race boosted the university’s efforts to assemble a diverse student body. “To deny UT Austin its limited use of …