Monthly Archives: June 2012

Teaching Students About Diversity

by Leah Smiley As schools are seeing more students of color in the classroom, they must begin to think critically about educational reform and ensuring that all students achieve greatness, regardless of their individual differences. It is my proposition that educational reform, then, includes offering curriculum and instruction with: 1. […]

Why Obama’s New Immigration Policy is a Win-Win for All Americans

By Leah Smiley Today President Obama announced that his administration will stop deporting younger immigrants. Undocumented immigrants who come to the United States under the age of 16 and have lived in the country for at least five years can apply for the Dream Act (often called DREAMers), to stay […]

A Strategy of Diversity

By Leah Smiley Strategic management is an ongoing process that provides overall direction to an enterprise and enables an organization to achieve its long-term goals. It consists of a range of activities from business planning and decision making, to business unit integration and policy, to communications and evaluation.   Peter […]

Don’t Let a Hanging Noose “Surprise” You

By Leah Smiley Every employer hopes it doesn’t happen to them– but workplace nooses are on the rise. Not only is it a workplace distraction– decreasing productivity, fostering division, and breeding fear– but it is also a public relations black eye for your corporate image and your diversity efforts. WHY […]

The 2013 Diversity Certification Exam Schedule is Now Available

The Institute for Diversity Certification, a subsidiary of the Society for Diversity, just posted its testing schedule for the 2013 exam year. Log onto for details or attend a FREE webinar for more information about diversity certification and how it can benefit your career: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 1:30PM […]

WEBINAR, 6/20: “Reducing the Appearance of Reverse Discrimination & Double Standards”

Do employee perceptions align with the reality of your diversity and inclusion efforts? How do you know that the majority groups don’t view your efforts as reverse discrimination or double standards? Find out how to distinguish between perceptions of discrimination, reverse discrimination and double standards at a webinar on: “Reducing […]

At what point is “the system” unfair?

From college admissions to “equal pay for equal work”, when does fairness become an issue that must be addressed and changed? Aren’t there recognizable signs that indicate “inequity”? And if so, what are they? I read an article about Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ son getting admitted to UCLA on a […]