Tag: Roland Martin

Diversity Discussions…

I share this post from my friends at News One — diversity should not be feared, it must be embraced! When we have close to 75% of Fortune 500 CEO’s who are white men, in 2015 — there’s a problem. Sam’s Club CEO Roslind Brewer pointed out that she continually walks the walk; she mentors, and she challenged other companies to be diverse. Somehow, there’s a section of society that thought she was racist to do so. Sam’s Club stands behind her, and we should all accept her challenge. 

Dear White People: What’s Your Beef With Corporate Diversity?

[ione_embed src=http://player.theplatform.com/p/BCY3OC/Ha5BggifMuHL/select/media/LhZZk90eSiDD?form=html service=tvone.com width=612 height=467] When Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer discussed corporate diversity during an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, social media blew up with criticism from White people who believed the Black executive was pushing a racist agenda. We know, however, that a much-needed diversity talk in corporate America will do more good than harm. […]

http://newsone.com/3298062/dear-white-people-whats-your-beef-with-corporate-diversity/

The Psychological Toll Of Racism On Black & Minority College Students

It is interesting that many asked me if there really is a need for minority based student groups, or professional minority groups of any sort. Black students associations, and those targeted to other groups, play a role in giving a support system to students who often feel isolated and overwhelmed. This watershed of protests starting at the University of Missouri, is a reflection of many years of frustration. Hopefully this not only brings dialogue, but change nationwide with regards to how students of all races are treated on campus. Please share your thoughts on this article! 

[ione_embed src=http://player.theplatform.com/p/BCY3OC/Ha5BggifMuHL/select/media/jrC87W_AshKw?form=html service=theplatform media width=612 height=467 type=iframe] In recent weeks, stories of students at the University of Missouri, Ithaca College, and Yale taking a stand against racial discrimination and racial inequality have surfaced. We’ve also learned of threats being made against students at the HBCU campuses of Bowie State University in Maryland and Howard University in Washington D.C. […]

http://newsone.com/3257116/psychological-toll-racism-black-students/