Incisive commentary and research reports on diversity leadership and strategy.

Discrimination: Hostility or Favoritism?

One of the classic studies of discrimination in American institutions is “Are Emily and Greg More Employable than Lakisha and Jamal: A Field Experiment on Discrimination.” The researchers responded to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago with fictitious resumes which [...]
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Why Diversity Isn’t Achieving Its Promise

The nation’s institutions are ostensibly making progress toward just and equitable representation of those who have historically been underrepresented.  According to U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission data, medium and large institutions are doing a good job of hiring underrepresented [...]
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Enlisting Top Management Commitment to Diversity

Numerous studies cite the importance of top management commitment as a critical variable in successfully recruiting, hiring, retaining, developing, and advancing diverse employees. 1 If the top of the power structure in an organization is not committed, then a [...]
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