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Human Trafficking Reflections

Human Trafficking Reflections

After attending a conference concerning human trafficking in January, I felt compelled to delve further into this issue. In researching for my article, I discovered the horrors behind the world’s fastest growing illegal industry. Quickly, I knew that one of the most important things for the community to do to combat the different methods of...

New Diversity Tools Available: May the odds be ever in your favor

New versions of two well-known diversity games are now available. Originally released in 1991, the US Diversity Game, which won an award for Best New Training Product from the publication Human Resource Executive, has been updated using new data from the 2010 Census. This game can be customized for your particular company and provides thought...

Diversity Statistics: Black Inventors Past & Present

New patents are submitted every day. In fact, most patent submissions are improvements upon existing inventions. They make our lives easier and more efficient, and yet, how much do we really know about the people who created them? In reverence of Black History Month, these statistics are focused on Black Inventors from both past and...

ACLU’s Quick response to gun control announcement

By Gina Hathorn In a letter dated January 11, ACLU Director, Laura W. Murphy and Senior Legislative Counsel Deborah J. Vagins, addressed some concerns with increased police in school settings. She recalled on a similar situation from the Clinton Administration, shortly after the shootings at Columbine. The increase in school surveillance and police officers does...

Diversity Quiz: Coming of Age Day in Japan

Coming of Age Day in Japan Coming of Age is celebrated in various ways around the globe. In Japan, this celebration is called “Seijin-no-Hi”. Try out the quiz below to see just how much you know about the history and traditions of this special day in Japan! Questions: (1) At what age are citizens officially...
Reflections -- Coming of Age Day

Reflections — Coming of Age Day

Research always affirms to transform a prior conception. In researching Japan’s celebrations for Coming of Age Day, I have to admit I got a little jealous. All of the traditions and participation from the entire Japanese society painted a picture that sounded like a lot of fun. It made me a bit sad that American...