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Gender News Articles: Diversity and Inclusion

Jun 15 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion
“I don't know what's worse,” wrote a user of the popular Facebook page, Stanford Race Confessions, “the actual racism that I experience whenever I'm home…or coming to Stanford and being told that we live in a post-racial society and that we should stop talking about race.”
May 29 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Unconscious Bias
Stanford University was founded in the 1800s when mainly children of the privileged class had the opportunity to enroll in universities. Today, students come from a variety of race, social, ethnic, religious, and geographical backgrounds, as do faculty and staff. Yet in many ways, the culture at...
May 29 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion
Which motto most closely reflects your behavior during group discussions?  (a) The squeaky wheel gets the grease  (b) The duck that quacks the loudest gets shot  Your answer may depend on your background and upbringing.  If you were discouraged from standing out, or taught to be interdependent, the...
May 7 2014 | Posted In: Academia, Diversity and Inclusion, Leadership, Work and Organizations
When Kenji Yoshino began his first job as a law professor, he was openly gay and wrote about sexual orientation and constitutional rights. One day, a colleague pulled him aside and advised him that he had a much better chance of getting tenure as a “homosexual professional” than as a “professional...
Apr 10 2014 | Posted In: Diversity and Inclusion, Feminism, Leadership, Work and Organizations
In 1980, women held about 25 percent of management positions in the U.S.—a figure that increased to nearly 40 percent by 2012. As women become more visible in these high-status occupations, gender bias will lessen for all women—right? For example, women will be seen as more competent and more...

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