What is the Impact of Immigration on Racial Economic Equality?

As the immigration debate continues on this fall among members of Congress, there is an on-going discussion in the media about the relationship between black economic struggle and the impact of immigration.  What is the true nature of this relationship Continue reading What is the Impact of Immigration on Racial Economic Equality?

Reflections 50 Years After the March

50 years have passed since the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom and it seems like an appropriate time to pause, reflect and evaluate where the U.S. has progressed and failed with regards to the continuing struggle for Continue reading Reflections 50 Years After the March

March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, a little-known fact about the march gives a very different perspective.  While it is considered one of the greatest events for equal rights in human history, women in the Continue reading March On Washington Didn’t Ensure Equality for Women

Open Letter to Jeff Bezos Makes Strong Case For Diversity

In an open letter to Jeff Bezos in her blog on the Huffington Post, Farai Chideya touches on one of the fundamental arguments for workplace diversity. In essence, she makes a compelling business case for diversity to Bezos, owner of Continue reading Open Letter to Jeff Bezos Makes Strong Case For Diversity

Supreme Court Takes Middle-Of-The Road Stance Towards Affirmative Action

I heard someone recently say that ending affirmative action would be akin to putting your umbrella away in a rainstorm.  The Supreme Court’s recent decision to uphold using race as a factor in admissions decisions reinforces the idea that while Continue reading Supreme Court Takes Middle-Of-The Road Stance Towards Affirmative Action

Is There A Black Agenda?

Recent comments by the sole Democratic African-American U.S. Senator William “Mo” Cowan at a Democratic forum sparked a conversation about whether President Obama has championed the needs of the African-American community.  Cowan cast doubt on the need for a “black Continue reading Is There A Black Agenda?

The Subtleties of Hiring Decisions: How to Increase Your Likability Quotient?

Hiring decisions can often be more subjective then we realize.  Of course, it’s a matter of meeting the job requirements; but oftentimes it goes beyond this.  When evaluating a potential candidate, interviewers, whether they know it or not, are influenced Continue reading The Subtleties of Hiring Decisions: How to Increase Your Likability Quotient?

How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder

The economic downturn that has occurred over the last five years has disproportionately affected employment in minority communities.  While the most recent national unemployment figures show nationwide unemployment at 7.5 percent, for African-Americans this figure is much higher at 13.2 Continue reading How to Overcome Racial Barriers Climbing the Corporate Ladder