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Stories with subject: Social diversity
  • Sheriff's employees get diversity training after firings 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 2:41 pm

    DAYTON, Ohio - All 450 employees of the Montgomery County Sheriff's office in southwest Ohio were given diversity training after two employees were fired and another three were placed on leave for sending racist text messages.

  • Federal judge says Jacksonville board decision not his 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 8:10 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A federal judge ruled Monday that the makeup of the newly formed Jacksonville School District's school board isn't part of the decades-old Pulaski County Special School District desegregation case.

  • New UW center to encourage race, diversity dialogue 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 3:08 am

    SEATTLE - University of Washington professor Ralina Joseph thinks what we're seeing in the nation today could be the start of a new civil-rights movement. And at times, college students are leading the charge.

  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 24 Emmy Award nominations story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-16-15 2:02 pm

    WEST HOLLYWOOD, California - The elaborate fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" received a leading 24 Emmy Awards nominations Thursday, its stature apparently untouched by backlash over a female character's rape scene.

  • Pulaski District responds to questions in desegregation suit 
    Updated: Jul-15-15 3:23 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Lawyers for the Pulaski County Special School District say it doesn't support any more school districts being carved out of its boundaries.

  • Purdue University eliminates chief diversity officer role 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:43 pm

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A provost at Purdue University will take over the school's diversity efforts after the school eliminated its chief diversity officer position.

  • DOJ, consolidated schools reach accord on desegregation 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 3:11 pm

    STARKVILLE, Mississippi - A federal judge has approved a desegregation plan for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.

  • Judge declines to dismiss jury pool due to lack of diversity 
    Updated: Jul-08-15 11:11 am

    FORT DODGE, Iowa - An Iowa judge who agreed to dismiss a jury pool earlier this year because of a lack of racial diversity has declined to do so the second time around.

  • Dreams of victory for a struggling South African rugby team 
    Updated: Jul-05-15 2:02 pm

    KATLEHONG, South Africa - Their catches still uncertain, their sneakers worn and unsuitable, a team of young South Africans is trying to find success in a sport that that's a traditional favorite in their country, but rare in their own neighborhood - rugby.

  • As Women's World Cup draws to end, inequality remains 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 7:44 pm

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia - The most successful Women's World Cup concludes on Sunday when the United States and Japan take the field at BC Place.

  • 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.