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Study: whites have 1 black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends

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According to a study released by the Public Religion Research Institute, whites in America have an average of one black friend compared to blacks having 8 white friends.

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Report: Non-whites, women punished for promoting those like them

According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado, valuing diversity is frowned upon in Corporate America unless you’re a white man. The study found that women and people of color were punished when they promoted other women and people of color. 

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Former NASA employee launches diversity-filled emoji app

Emojis have changed how we communicate emotions via text and social media during conversations. The ongoing complaint has been that the popular emojis designed by Apple and other major corporations do not reflect the diversity of the world. Well one former NASA employee has changed that. 

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Google to offer women and people of color free coding lessons

Ever since Google unveiled its numbers in terms of diversity regarding its work staff, the company has been making an effort to fix the lack of women and people of color in its offices. Just 17% of Google employees are women, but a new initiative is seeking to change that. 

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Report: 90% of employees at Facebook are white

For the first time in the history of the company, Facebook released its diversity report to the public. The results reveal a huge race and gender gap in terms of employment. 

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Anthony McGill becomes New York Philharmonic’s 1st black section leader

Nationally known clarinetist Anthony McGill made history by becoming the first African-American section leader in the New York Philharmonic. McGill’s appointment to the position is among several changes occurring in the symphony. 

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Diverse directors program launched by Sony Pictures

A new initiative will provide the opportunity for candidates to shadow well-known TV directors of various half-hour scripted Sony Pictures TV series. The “Diverse Directors Program” is meant to provide access and training to promising future directors of color. 

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Google admits to lack of diversity in staff

On Wednesday, Google publicly released data on the diversity of its workforce, and admitted it was disappointed with its record for hiring African Americans, Latinos and women. 

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First Lady heads to Kansas in effort to promote diversity

First lady Michelle Obama will head to Topeka, Kansas to speak to high school students about the importance of diversity.  Mrs. Obama’s trip comes just a day before the 60th anniversary of a landmark Supreme Court case outlawing school segregation. 

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Report: teachers in America do not reflect country’s diversity

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According to a report released by the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association, U.S. teachers are nowhere near as diverse as their students. The report seeks to call attention to what researchers refer to as the “diversity gap” at elementary and secondary schools in the country. 

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