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Double Standards In The 21st Century, A Myth or Reality?

Weighing double standardsFor years African-Americans have been adamant in saying American society is not fair and that double standards exist in every aspect of American life.

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Black in Corporate America: Always a Winner, Rarely in the Winner’s Circle

Blacks in BusinessThe "Fortune 500" is a list of the 500 largest companies in the United States as compiled by Fortune magazine. Only 13 black executives have ever made it to the Chairman or CEO position of a "Fortune 500" listed company. Of these 13 executives, there are currently 6 active. Franklin Raines became the first black person to lead a "Fortune 500" company, when he became CEO of Fannie Mae in 1999. 

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Developing Effective Diversity Training for the 21st Century

Bullied No MoreGiven the recent attention given to bullying, and the increasing reports on workplace bullying, it may be time for companies to revisit workplace conflict that may be driven by the diversity of its workers. America’s workforce has changed. No longer do workers fit neatly into such categories as minority and non-minority, or Black and White. Today’s workers are older, bilingual, multi-cultural, heterosexual and LGBTI as well as workers with differing religious views working along those who profess none at all.

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Connect With Diversity By Connecting With Others

Contrast: A Biracial Man's Journey To Desegregate His PastIn the workplace, many people struggle relating to and or connecting with others who do not look like them or share similar experiences and backgrounds. In the 21st century, the ability to communicate and work with people from different racial and ethnic groups will be as essential as computer skills.

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Taking the Temperature of Diversity in the Workplace

The Temperature of DiversityYou've probably never heard of a company called Johnson Controls. But it's likely that a component on the seat or instrument panel of your car was made by Johnson, or that you've been inside a building where the temperature is maintained by one of their systems. Now a 7.2 billion a year enterprise, Professor Warren Johnson founded his company in 1885 to manufacture his invention — the electric room thermostat.

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