Stories tagged: Diversity
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Google canceled all-hands meeting after employees were harassed online
Google’s chief executive, Sundar Pichai, canceled an all-hands meeting Thursday after employees expressed concerns about their safety.
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
Google’s firing of diversity critic fuels social-media backlash
Google triggered a social-media backlash with the firing of an employee who had blasted the company’s diversity policies, fueling tension over an issue roiling Silicon Valley.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 6:53 p.m.
Google exec denounces employee’s views on female workers
When it comes to why there are so few women in tech, Silicon Valley is in the midst of an ideological battle. The latest conflict is at Google, where a …
Sun., Aug. 6, 2017, 6 a.m.
Lack of trust in police one reason why recruiting new officers has become difficult
Lack of trust in police – especially among younger people and minorities – is one reason why recruiting has become difficult.
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Annual event adds a parade
New this year will be a Unity in the Community Parade that will begin at 9 a.m. on the southeast corner of Stevens Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
Chris Pine’s ‘SNL’ monologue reminds us how bad Hollywood’s superhero diversity problem is
Whether inadvertently or intentionally, Chris Pine and his tongue-in-cheek ‘Saturday Night Live’ monologue once again highlighted Hollywood’s diversity problem, particularly when it comes to big-budget superhero movies.
Sun., May 7, 2017, 7:35 a.m.
Women, minorities are still nearly shut out of this $71 trillion industry
Women and minorities are locked out of some of Wall Street’s most lucrative positions, managing just 1.1 percent of the $71.4 trillion of the industry’s assets, according to a report …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Racial, gender hiring decline in college sports in 2016
A study finds racial and gender hiring in college sports declined in 2016 from the previous year and still lag behind those in professional sports. The annual report card from …
Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:21 a.m.
Kennewick council, diversity commission nix ‘inclusive community’
“Diversity” and “inclusive” did not mix in Kennewick on Tuesday night, when the City Council and diversity commission opposed designating the city an “inclusive community.”
Thu., March 2, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
Investors push corporate boards to add women, people of color
Slowly but steadily, investors continue to let corporate boards know that “male, pale and stale” doesn’t cut it anymore. The small but growing number of shareholder votes on diversity proposals …
Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Teachers are younger and overwhelmingly white across Spokane and Washington
In general, Washington State teachers are younger and whiter, according to a study published Wednesday by the University of Washington.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 6:12 p.m.
Boeing’s difficult journey from racism to diversity
“I will not recommend for membership in this union any other than members of the white race.” That may sound like some old declaration from the Deep South. But until …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 11:09 p.m.
Spokane school board reaffirms commitment to diversity, inclusion following reports of harassment following Trump’s election win
School leaders reaffirmed the school districts commitment to diversity and inclusion following reports of presidential election-related bullying and violence, Wednesday.
Fri., Dec. 16, 2016, 4:01 a.m.
Trump lags predecessors on diversity as he picks Cabinet
As Donald Trump fills out his Cabinet, it’s looking less like America’s population and more like the world Trump has always orbited: wealthy, white, male-dominated and business-minded.
Fri., Dec. 2, 2016, 11:53 a.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: We love to embrace “diversity,” but real diversity – of belief – is in short supply
It’s real diversity that matters. Real diversity means reaching across boundaries even when it’s uncomfortable. And it’s real diversity that is threatened by the most disturbing reactions to this election.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 11:20 p.m.
Trump is seeking to build a diverse administration, aides say
Though President-elect Donald Trump’s first five picks for top jobs in his administration have all been white males, transition officials insisted Monday that the team he ultimately puts together will …
Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
Spokane lags far behind the country in diversity, but the area is slowly becoming home to more racial minorities.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Dominant U.S. gymnastics team sets an example – and not just in sports
On the podium basked the self-described “Final Five” proteges of the immigrant U.S. national team coordinator coach, Marta Karolyi – an exuberant, close-knit group that further reflected the tapestry that …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 5:44 a.m.
Film academy offers membership to largest, most diverse group ever
In the latest and most dramatic step by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to diversify the overwhelmingly white and male institution, 683 industry professionals were invited Wednesday …
Fri., June 10, 2016, 6:25 p.m.
Evergreen celebrates nearly 1,000 graduates
For nearly 16 months, Megan Tuttle commuted 56 miles a day to take classes at the Evergreen State College in Olympia.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
Airbnb says racism in home-sharing is a ‘really, really hard problem’
Responding to a flurry of recent reports that Airbnb landlords discriminate against minority travelers, the home-sharing platform kicked off its annual conference Wednesday with a promise to change.
Thu., May 12, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Google wants new emojis to represent professional women
In a proposal to the Unicode Consortium, which controls specifications for emojis, Google says it wants to create a new set “with a goal of highlighting the diversity of women’s …
Fri., May 6, 2016, 11:45 a.m.
Kerry: Diverse graduating class is ‘Trump’s worst nightmare’
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday that their diversity is “Donald Trump’s worst nightmare” and that it’s their job to stop the spread of violent …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
Students of Color Conference in Yakima tackles racism
Speaker Amer F. Ahmed, kicked off the 26th annual Students of Color Conference on Thursday by discussing how hip-hop helped him find his voice as the son of Muslim Indian …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 7 p.m.
Racial disparity on ABC’s ‘Bachelor’ franchise irks critics
Perhaps the most surprising turn in the March 14 finale of “The Bachelor” was that that runner-up and self-proclaimed “Southern sweetheart” Joelle “JoJo” Fletcher would be the new star of …
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:05 p.m.
Film academy pledges to double female and minority members
The film academy is pledging to double the number of female and minority members by 2020, and will immediately diversify its leadership by adding three new seats to its board …
Mon., Jan. 18, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
Hundreds honor King at annual Spokane march
Nearly a thousand people filled the Spokane Convention Center Monday morning for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day march downtown. The marching distance was shorter than other years, but …
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014
Whitworth students hold diversity rally, poster campaign
A group of determined students used screwdrivers and metal stakes to jab holes in the frozen lawn at Whitworth University on Friday, an effort to resurrect a row of signs …
Thu., Oct. 23, 2014
Magic ready to assist technology companies
SAN JOSE, Calif. – Retired Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an …
Fri., Dec. 13, 2013
Awards recognize local efforts on betterment of human rights
For Spokane’s Human Rights Commission, choosing honorees for the first of what the organization hopes will be annual diversity awards meant winnowing decades of work into snapshots. “Some of these …