Saturday, February 24, 2024

Universities in Texas Receive Backlash for Putting Diversity Initiatives on Hold

Latino and Black leaders in Texas rebuff claims that diversity and inclusion programs are illegal because the University of Texas System put a hold on such programs. Chairman of the system’s board of regents, Kevin Eltife, announced he was delaying new policies on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and launching a review of all of […]

College Admissions Expected to Change with Possible Roll Back of Affirmation Action

In 1964, Wesleyan University contacted 400 Black high school students from around the country to persuade them to apply in hopes of erasing its image as a privileged gallery for white, wealthy families. The outreach led to the enrollment of one Latino and 13 Black students, which helped establish the university’s commitment to diversity. Nearly […]

El Rey Network’s Robert Rodriguez to form Diversity Council

  Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, known for such commercial hits as Spy Kids, Predators, and Sin City, announced that his English-language cable network aimed at second- and third-generation Latinos, El Rey, will launch a diversity council to create content and recruit talent more representative of America’s changing demographics. The announcement comes on the heels of other networks […]

As the Tech Industry Attempts to Diversify, Strategic Obstacles Remain

It is no secret that the Silicon Valley-based tech industry lacks diversity. The largely white, largely male world of tech has recently made moves to change the composition of their workforce and draw a more diverse crowd of techies and industry employees, but there is still much to improve. Strategically speaking, tech companies are changing […]

Latinos: The Most Underrepresented Group in Movie Industry, Study Finds

A new study conducted by the USC Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism found that Latinos comprise just 4.9 percent of actors in Hollywood’s top grossing films, making Latinos the most underrepresented group in the industry. This number stands in stark contrast to the number of Hispanic moviegoers who account for roughly a quarter of […]

Guest Blogger: Department of Commerce’s Katina Rojas Joy, Deputy Director, Office of Business Liaison

As Deputy Director in the Office of Business Liaison, my primary goal is to execute the Secretary’s international trade missions. Our office executed an infrastructure trade mission to New Dehli, India, last year, and we are currently planning a transportation and infrastructure trade mission to Colombia, Brazil, and Panama. The President wants to double US […]

Guest Blogger Series: John Berry “What OPM is doing to Improve Hispanic Representation within Federal Service”

At the U.S. Office of Personnel Management we’ve worked steadily with partners across government to build initiatives to make the Federal workforce accessible to applicants, and responsive to emerging, twenty-first century needs.  More must be done – but I want to ensure the projects underway are well known both inside and outside of Washington. We […]

Senator Menendez Works to Rectify Poor Representation of Latinos on Corporate Boards and Executive Teams

As representation of Latinos on corporate boards and executive teams remains proportionately the worst of all diversity groups, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) is actively working to rectify the situation among corporate leaders in America. From his position as chair of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force since 2010, Senator Menendez works on increasing communication between […]

Guest Blogger Series: Cristina Caballero “Dialogue on Diversity privacy programs, specifically Data Privacy Colloquium”

Myself, along with a circle of women professionals, entrepreneurs, and state legislators, and partnering with other women of diverse culture and ethnicity, founded the Dialogue in 1990 in the setting of a series of exchange visits by American and Russian women.  Dialogue on Diversity, born out of this notably diverse enterpr ise of a score […]

Guest Blogger Series: Janet Murgia “Survey Affirms AT&T as Industry Leader on the Issue of Diversity”

The news last month was dominated by AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. The proposed merger generated considerable debate within the civil rights and progressive communities, with some organizations, including many labor unions, strongly in favor and others, principally consumer advocates, deeply opposed. While NCLR did not take a position on the issue, in the aftermath […]