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Stories with subject: Social diversity
  • Attorney seeks expedited hearing in desegregation case 
    Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attorney in the decades-old Little Rock schools desegregation case is asking a federal judge to provide direction on how board members should be elected in the new Jacksonville School District.

  • Parents of Illinois players don't believe coach allegations story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:50 pm

    CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - The parents of a current University of Illinois women's basketball player and an incoming recruit said Thursday that they don't believe the allegations made by seven former players in a lawsuit this week accusing coaches of creating racial hostility.

  • Fraternity tied to racist chant hires diversity director 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 5:09 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - The fraternity connected to a racist video featuring University of Oklahoma students that surfaced this spring announced Thursday that it has hired a director of diversity and inclusion.

  • With new chair, NY St. Patrick's parade to add 2nd gay group 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 7:52 pm

    NEW YORK - After ending a long and controversial ban on gay groups this year, the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade has new leadership and plans to add another gay contingent to its ranks, organizers said Wednesday.

  • Study: NBA diversity again leads pro sports leagues 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:26 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The NBA again sets the standard for diversity among major professional sports leagues.

  • Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 9:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Misty Copeland, the Missouri-born ballerina who's become a forceful voice for diversity in ballet and achieved a celebrity that far transcends that rarified world, was named principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre on Tuesday - the first African-American woman to reach that status in the company's 75-year history.

  • CIA failing to recruit and promote minorities, study finds story has photos
    Updated: Jun-30-15 2:50 pm

    WASHINGTON - The CIA is failing to hire and promote enough minorities despite years of vowing to do so, Director John Brennan said Tuesday, announcing a new effort to tackle the problem of a largely white workforce whose lack of diversity he says is undercutting the spy agency's intelligence mission.

  • Supreme Court will re-hear Texas affirmative action 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 12:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court said Monday it will dive back into the fight over the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas, a decision that presages tighter limits on affirmative action in higher education.

  • University of Texas president defends admissions policy 
    Updated: Jun-29-15 12:45 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The new president of the University of Texas says the school's use of race in some admissions creates a diverse student body that's an educational benefit.

  • Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force 
    Updated: Jun-25-15 4:22 pm

    ST. LOUIS - Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.

  • Tangipahoa schools reach third goal in desegregation case 
    Updated: Jun-23-15 11:39 am

    AMITE, Louisiana - A federal judge has ruled that Tangipahoa Parish schools are legally desegregated in terms of staff assignment.

  • 2 New Mexico lawmakers join GOP group in diversify efforts 
    Updated: Jun-20-15 2:14 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two New Mexico state lawmakers have been named to a national Republican group seeking to recruit and train GOP candidates from diverse communities and backgrounds, the Republican State Leadership Committee announced this week

  • State to create new Office of American Indian Health 
    Updated: Jun-16-15 7:40 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Gov. Steve Bullock signed an executive order Tuesday to establish a state Office of American Indian Health, saying the current health care system in Indian Country limits access to preventative care and quality health care services and providers.

  • Bonner reflects on years as president at Alabama 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 11:50 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - University of Alabama President Judy Bonner sat on the porch of the campus' antebellum president's mansion on a muggy afternoon in late spring. Joggers made their way around the Quad, and the heat and humidity gradually rose after a brief afternoon shower.

  • US ambassador praises Australian gay rights progress 
    Updated: Jun-15-15 7:37 am

    CANBERRA, Australia - The U.S. ambassador to Australia told Australian marriage equality supporters on Monday that although their nation continues to ban same-sex marriage, it remains more progressive than his own in protecting the rights of gay employees and sportsmen.

  • How to fix FIFA: Experts say agency needs outside reformer 
    Updated: Jun-13-15 9:24 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - Sepp Blatter thinks FIFA can reform itself. Anti-corruption experts say an institution in that much trouble won't be able to clean itself up without an outsider.

  • Black film festival shifts focus to Web as options expand 
    Updated: Jun-12-15 10:16 am

    NEW YORK - As scrutiny continues over diversity in film and opportunities for African Americans in Hollywood, some black actors and producers are looking to another avenue where they see growth - the Web.

  • Why it matters that so few mutual fund managers are women 
    Updated: Jun-11-15 5:24 pm

    NEW YORK - Diversify. The financial industry says you have to do it with your investments.

  • Report: Little diversity found in sports departments 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 4:50 pm

    ORLANDO, Florida - The number of jobs held by people of color and women in sports departments at newspapers and websites remains low, with most jobs dominated by white males, according to a study released Wednesday.

  • Purdue faculty to participate in diversity training program 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 1:41 pm

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - Five members of the mechanical engineering faculty at Purdue University have been chosen to participate in a National Science Foundation diversity training program so they can help recruit African-American students.

  • Judge rules against plaintiffs in Baton Rouge court lawsuit 
    Updated: Jun-10-15 7:52 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has denied a lawsuit that seeks to remake the racial balance of the five-judge Baton Rouge City Court.

  • University of Oklahoma to require freshman diversity class 
    Updated: Jun-08-15 5:11 pm

    NORMAN, Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma freshman will now be required to take a course dealing with diversity issues before completing their first year of college.