Inclusion in the News

Inclusion, Civility, and Acceptance in the Popular Press

Politics & Society

  • Sofiya Umoja Noble, author of Algorithms of Oppression, discusses harmful biases inherent in common search engines, and how the way we gather information on the internet is heavily prejudiced in this article by MIT Technology Review.
  • How is Hollywood making strides in promoting transgender inclusion? Read here.
  • Is American society experiencing a trend toward toxic arrogance? Michael Patrick Lynch, a writer and professor of philosophy at the University of Connecticut, discusses how technology, psychology, and ideology contribute to a climate of ignorance and arrogance over humility. See the full article here.

Stereotypes & Underrepresentation

  • Two psychologists from New York University discuss ways to promote greater female participation in STEM careers in this article
  • New research from Stanford University illustrates how subtle changes in language can either reinforce or reduce problematic gender stereotyping. 
  • An internal memo ("Google's Ideological Echo Chamber") by a software engineer at Google went viral in the summer of 2017, due mainly to claims by the author that female employees are underrepresented in the workplace because of intrinsic differences between men and women. This article reviews the memo and includes a response by Google's Vice President of Diversity, Integrity, & Governance.
  • In common dialogues on acceptance and inclusion, major terms such as "underrepresntation" and "marginalization" are often misused, creating confusion and misunderstanding. This article delineates how such terms are distinct from one another, and particular what it means to be "inclusive" versus "diverse."

Inclusion in the Workplace

  • The CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion represents an initiative to encourage businesses to promote inclusion in the workplace. Author Dinesh Paliwal discusses five steps to enhance diversity and inclusion at the corporate level in this Huffington Post article.
  • Two articles published in Forbes and The Hill explore the necessities and benefits fo promoting LGBT leadership in the workplace.
  • What are the four levers that drive inclusion within a diverse organization? Research published by the Harvard Business Review shows that a recipe for workplace diversity requires certain ingredients to be done right. See them here

College Campuses

  • Why might encouraging students in all disciplines to think like scientists lead to the development of more informed, less biased citizens? Find out here in this article from Scientific American.
  • This Wired article highlights important reasons why the academic gender gap remains a major concern.
  • Over 20% of students report being bullied, and the proportion of instances taking place online continues to grow. Interested in resources on how to combat trolling and other types of cyber-bullying? See this article

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