What you missed on Race in the Workplace

by Carmen Van Kerckhove

In case you haven’t been checking out New Demographic’s latest blog, Race in the Workplace, here’s what you may have missed:

Promoting diversity in American classical music
Adina Ba interviews Aaron Dworkin, founder and president of the Sphinx Organization, a national non-profit founded in 1996 to overcome the dramatic racial inequalities in the field of classical music. Did you know that nationally, less than 4% of professional orchestras are comprised of Blacks and Latinos combined?

When you’re too honest during diversity training
Funny video from Comedy Central’s show “Dog Bites Man.” The diversity trainer they hire has no idea what he’s in for.

Recommended Reading
Why are non-white workers less likely to say promotions are based on merit? Is it a mistake to be a stay-at-home mother? How can you avoid an asshole boss? What’s the best way to ask for mentoring? Why are companies scared to fire problem workers?

Watercooler: The missing wedding invitation
Merq shares a story about a white coworker who not only refused to invite any non-white colleagues to his wedding but then proceeded to insult Merq with a racist joke.