Diversity, Beyond the Culture War

Diversity, Beyond the Culture War

We explore evolving approaches to organizational diversity, beyond old debates about "racial preferences"...

Last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it would return to the contentious issue of race and college admissions. Three decades after the court first approved race-based affirmative action, many universities and businesses today view diversity as a competitive asset in a global marketplace. But they're finding it takes more than admissions and hiring preferences to develop that asset. We explore evolving approaches to increasing diversity that go beyond old debates about "racial preferences."


Howard Ross

author, "Reinventing Diversity: Transforming Organizational Community to Strengthen People, Purpose, and Performance" (Rowman & Littlefield); also Principal, Cook Ross

David Thomas

Dean and William R. Berkley Chair, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; author "Breaking Through: The Making of Minority Executives in Corporate America" (Harvard Business Press) and "Leading for Equity: The Pursuit of Excellence in Montgomery County" (Harvard Education Press)

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