Diversity News Roundup: Disability.gov launches, a public school system bashed and more ...

by Aman Singh Das | August 03, 2009

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This weekend brought several interesting pieces of news from across the country, whether it was discussing diversity in the workplace or suing a public school system for promoting diversity. Concise bits for a quick read:

Disability.gov Launces

On the heels of signing the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the White House launched their Disability-focused website over the weekend. It is accessible at www.disability.gov and features a whole gamut of information from disability laws, rights, employment help, how to apply for benefits, arranging transportation, etc.

Diversity Expert's Editorial falls flat

Natalie Holder-Winfield's editorial titled What Happens When White Men Don't Want It, on why diversity won't advance in offices where male bosses don't proactively promote it published on The Huffington Post received a lot of flak in its comments section. From readers calling it "typical white male bashing" to others saying this lament is old, her argument fell flat. She argues that if a white executive doesn't want to promote minorities in his team, no amount of regulation and HR training classes and initiatives will succeed. Comments? Write to us!

Public School system in news for umm ... promoting diversity?

This story out of Louisville, Kentucky published on courier-journal.com: Two sets of parents have asked the federal court to halt all kindergarten assignments for this fall alleging that the Jefferson County Public School System uses diversity guidelines not mandated for kindergarten to assign schools to their children, which has resulted in them being assigned to a school over 20 miles away. Diversity more important than physical safety of a four year old?

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