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Stories with subject: Workplace diversity
  • WWII changed life for Ala man raised under Jim Crow laws 
    Updated: May-04-15 11:10 am

    DECATUR, Alabama - Therman White grew up with obstacles: his race, poverty and Jim Crow laws designed to keep blacks separate and unequal.

  • Musicians unite for album promoting LGBT equality in Indiana 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 2:53 pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - Dozens of musical acts, from Indiana and across North America, are contributing songs to a compilation album to raise funds for groups that promote LGBT equality in Indiana.

  • New documentary eyes story of Latino extras in 1956 'Giant' 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 6:43 pm

    A young George Washington Valenzuela was walking to a barbershop in small, dusty Marfa, Texas, when a woman approached him and asked if he would like to be in a movie. He said yes.

  • Texas Republican lawmaker's staff snubs gay-rights activist 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 5:14 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The staff of Rep. Molly White, who has proposed prohibiting the recognition of same-sex marriages, told a gay rights activist not to expect a meeting with the lawmaker.

  • Oklahoma diversity chief says he faced discrimination there story has photos
    Updated: Apr-10-15 3:38 am

    TULSA, Oklahoma - The University of Oklahoma's new chief of diversity programs says he knows why he's the right fit for the job after a racist video roiled the school last month: He experienced discrimination when he was a student at the Norman campus in the 1990s.

  • What happens to Hollywood's push for diversity after Oscars? 
    Updated: Apr-09-15 1:32 pm

    LOS ANGELES - The "Fast & Furious" series is often cited as an example of how diversity can work in Hollywood. With its multicultural casts and international settings, the franchise has generated more than $2.4 billion in global earnings. The latest installment, "Furious 7," set box-office records last weekend with its $147-million domestic opening.