Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Same-Sex Marriage Now Legal in the USA, SC Rules


Same-sex marriage is now legalized nationwide in the USA, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday in a landmark decision, a historic victory for gay rights advocates, as well as business institutions strongly committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. This decision, which strikes down bans against gay marriage that had previously existed in 14 states, comes after decades of protest and litigation on behalf of gays and lesbians. - Read more here:

The justices heard oral arguments in the case on April 28, though they gave little indication as to which way they were leaning. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, seen as the key voter, said it was "difficult" for the court to change the traditional definition of marriage from one that's been used for millennia, the Washington Post reported. But he later said same-sex couples recognized the nobility of marriage and wanted to share in it. - Read more here:
 
News of the historic ruling on gay marriage was greeted with both cheers, from gay-lesbian communities and their supporters, and jeers from critics. The President himself was jubilant, and in his remarks following the ruling, he said: This ruling is a victory for Jim Obergefell and the other plaintiffs in the case. It’s a victory for gay and lesbian couples who have so long for their basic civil rights. It’s a victory for their children, whose families will now be recognized as equal to any other. It’s a victory for the allies and friends and supporters who spent years, even decades working and praying for change to come. And this ruling is a victory for America. This decision affirms what millions of Americans already believe in their hearts. When all Americans are treated as equal, we are all more free. - Read more here:

See also this, regarding the reactions on social media, mostly in praise of the ruling and support for the LGBTQ community.

Based on polling results reported earlier this month, public opinion research clearly demonstrates that a growing majority supports the freedom to marry. Likewise, support continues to rise in every state, demographic and community. Support for the freedom to marry for gay couples comes from a diversity of demographics at the state and national levels, including Catholics and Evangelical Millenials. 

An excerpt from the polling report: 
"Supermajority Support: The highest percentage ever of Americans – a 63% supermajority - back the freedom to marry as a constitutional right for gay couples, according to a 2015 CNN/ORC poll."

How did the SC justices vote?
Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, and was joined by the court’s four liberal justices: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.[...] For the first time in his decade as chief justice, Roberts read a dissenting opinion from the bench. His dissent was particularly biting, one that pilloried the majority for what he stated was an unconstitutional, unprecedented “act of will, not legal judgment.” - Read more here:

The other dissenting justices were Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel A. Alito, Jr. 

See also Justice Thomas dissent in which  he invoked the examples of slavery and internment camps.


Note: This article is Part 1 of a three-part series on the SC Ruling on gay marriage. 

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Dixon White' and His “Racial-Healing Video-Selfie Challenge”


The nation today stands at a critical moment in history when the bitter truth of racism still stares it in the face. With the rising incidence of violence involving mostly unharmed black people – in the hands of whites, attention has also been drawn to the so-called white supremacy.

White supremacy or white supremacism is a form of racism centered upon the belief, and promotion of the belief, that white people are superior in certain characteristics, traits, and attributes to people of other racial backgrounds and that therefore whites should politically, economically and socially rule non-whites.

More about white supremacy here:

In the midst of all these heated discussions on race, racial diversity, as well as racial hatred and the like -- all the more inflamed with the recent mass killings at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by an alleged white supremacist -- people are either inclined to avoid any reference to race, or talk about how to overcome the spiral of racial violence. And among them is Dixon D. White and his viral “racial-healing video-selfie challenge.”

Who is Dixon White and What is the “Racial-Healing Video-Selfie Challenge” About?

Dixon D. White is the pseudonym of an American YouTube personality, actor, filmmaker and anti-racism activist whose videos discuss racism in the American South. 

In an interview with Root, earlier this year, when his videos first went viral, he explained his motive behind the videos and why he thinks white privilege has even helped him in going viral.

Some excerpts from this interview:
"During my childhood, I went through a lot of suffering and abuse. Even in college, there was a lot of abuse. The reason I suffered was because of prejudice. Once I understood that, it made me open to not being a product of it and not participating in it. I learned through suffering that I was going to fight against racism. I made an oath to myself and God that I would fight against racism and put it behind me."
 "I’m trying to start a movement where we can deal with racism. I want everybody to take their smartphones and simply talk about what’s in their heart racially in regards to addressing white supremacy. Some people have called it the “Dixon Challenge,” but I call it the “Racial-Healing Video-Selfie Challenge.
The response to his challenge was far-reaching. People from all over, from various backgrounds, posted their own videos, often owning up to their own prejudices about different races, discussing how they learned those ideas to begin with, and pledging their effort to be more conscious and to do better.  - Read more here:  

However, there were also reports Dixon D. White's challenge to overcome racism in the hope of attaining racial healing did not sit well with everyone. They really don’t want this guy heard. It’s not about what he is saying because he isn’t saying anything black people have been saying for years. It’s the fact that he would be heard by people black scholars could never reach. - Read more here:

Meanwhile, we invite our readers to this question: What do you think: why, how can a white relate to the blacks' experience, and vice versa?


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

After Charleston Tragedy, Forgiveness Rings Louder


In the aftermath of the Charleston tragedy, as the nation comes to grips with the painful realities of racism and racial hatred, as well as the difficult issue of gun control, calls for forgiveness ring louder than vengeance.

The victims' families were among the first to offer forgiveness to the alleged shooter.

Relatives of the nine people shot down during a Bible study session inside their historic black church confronted the 21-year-old suspect Friday during his initial hearing. They described their pain and anger, but also spoke of love. “I forgive you, my family forgives you,” said Anthony Thompson, whose relative Myra Thompson was killed. “We would like you to take this opportunity to repent. … Do that and you’ll be better off than you are right now.” - Read more here:

Religious and civil rights leaders in metro Detroit likewise expressed “unity” while expressing concerns about the still existing “hate against African-Americans.”
The shooting was one of the worst attacks in a house of worship in the U.S., sparking an intense discussion about race, hatred, and extremism, with local pastors calling for unity across racial and religious lines. - Read more here:

Glenn Beck was also reported to have gone to Charleston. He issued a statement on his Facebook page: “Let us no longer hide our light under bushels. Let us be lamp stands!!!!!” he wrote on Facebook. “Let’s gather tomorrow and show this community that they are loved.
“Something great begins in Charleston. It began last night after a few moments of evil, GOoD rushed in,” he continued. “Let us prop their arms up and pray together for this amazing community.” - See more here:  

The Reverend Al Sharpton while calling the killings as “a new low in hate” and saying “None of us are safe it we cannot go to a church for Bible study,” also offered prayers and headed to Charleston, SC. - Read more here:

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Tribune Publishing: Established Icon in News and Information

Tribune Publishing, one of the most recent additions to DiversityWorking's list of prestigious diversity company members, is an established icon in news and information with a long history of continuous innovation across all media platform that started from its founding in 1847.

The company thrives on excellence, and proof of this are the more than 90 Pulitzer Prizes its newspapers have garnered, the highest honor given in journalism.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Tribune Publishing believes in providing equal work opportunities to all regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or any other legally protected classification.

The company is likewise committed to maintaining a workplace that is free from any forms of employee discrimination and harassment; as such, it has "zero tolerance" towards such behavior.

Tribune Publishing offers a diverse range of career opportunities, and is constantly in search of enthusiastic, talented and innovative professionals -- it is the perfect place to grow and advance one's career in reporting, publishing, digital, technology, and sales, among others.

Thus, if you are seeking an exciting job opportunity in the field of journalism and publishing, find more about the company and its career offerings by clicking on this link.



Hobby Lobby Looking for Administrative Assistant, OK, Oklahoma City

Hobby Lobby, the country's leading brand in the arts and craft industry, and among DiversityWorking's elite diversity company members, is looking for a bright, talented and motivated individual to work as Administrative Assistant, OK, Oklahoma City.

Job Overview
- Organize and prioritize a large volume of incoming correspondence
- Maintain information with a high degree of accuracy and discretion

Job Requirements
- Ability to prioritize work flow and meet deadlines
- Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office and other data entry programs

Benefits
- Competitive salary
- Holiday pay
- Paid vacation leave
- 401k Program
- Medical and Dental plans, among others

To learn more of the job details and to apply, click on this link.

Hobby Lobby Searching for Staff Accountant, OK, Oklahoma City

Hobby Lobby, the country's leading brand and largest retailer chain of arts, crafts, hobby and home decor items, and among DiversityWorking's list of elite diversity company members, is searching for a confident and professional individual to fill the position of Staff Accountant, OK, Oklahoma City.

Job Overview
- Work with management and provide sales and financial information to multiple departments

Job Requirements 
- Analysis and Reporting
- Daily Review and Analysis of flagged online orders
- Journal entries and account reconciliations
- Financial Statement Reviews, among others

Job Responsibilities 
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
- 1-3 years of accounting experience
- Hands-on and with attention to details
- Excellent problem solving skills

Benefits 
- 401k Program
- health and dental insurance
- paid vacation
- employee discount


To see more job details and to apply, click on this link.


Job Opening for Mardel-Cashier (Midland) TX Available At Hobby Lobby

A job opening for Mardel-Cashier (Midland), TX, is available at Hobby Lobby, the country's largest arts, crafts hobby and home decor retail chain. Hobby Lobby is also one of DiversityWorking's prestigious diversity company members.

Job Overview
The position calls for someone who is energetic and willing to work flexible hours.

Job Requirements
- Preferably with a 1 year related experience
- Preferably with a 1 year experience in customer service and promotions

To see more of the job details and to apply, click on this link.


Hobby Lobby Needs Senior Assistant Manager, CA, San Marcos

Hobby Lobby, America's leader in the arts and crafts industry, and one of DiversityWorking's elite diversity company members, needs ambitious individuals who can fill the position of Senior Assistant Manager, CA, San Marcos. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity for advancement via the company's internal growth promotion program.

Job Overview
- Responsible for assisting the store manager in day to day operations of the location;
- Involved in tasks, some of which involved operations control and customer relations
Job Requirements
- Experience in retail store management
- Ability to demonstrate leadership and work ethic in a fast-paced environment

For more job details and to apply, click this link.


Thursday, June 11, 2015

LGBT Pride Month 2015 Marked with Corporate Advertising

June is LGBT Pride Month, and for this year's celebration, many big corporations are more open than ever to cash in on the spending capacity of the LGBT community at large, by coming out with advertisements to spend money in June, according to one news commentary by SDGLN.com: 

"Suddenly, giant retailers such as Target are no longer afraid to market to a community that has been absent from the national commercial machine for decades. It wasn’t that long ago when companies were afraid to cater to the LGBTQ community for fear of consumer retaliation" - Read more here:

Thus, in ads of big companies, one can note "gay themed" items which feature lots of rainbows and primary colored prints. Also the word "Pride" gets a predominate placement on LGBTQ themed clothing, mainly in keeping with this year's theme: Color Our World With Pride.

This growing openness today of businesses towards LGBT consumers should result in more diversity jobs in retail for LGBT workers, as it makes good business sense. For one, LGBT consumers are said to be a great source of "word-of-mouth" marketing for brands, and good employers know that giving equal job opportunities and being inclusive of every qualified individual, regardless of gender, sexual identity, orientation, and lifestyle, all the more drive their businesses to success.

In a statement, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, Katherine Archuleta, revealed: 
That’s why I’m so excited to announce that the Office of Personnel Management is joining our partners at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Merit System Protections Board, and the Office of Special Counsel to release an updated guide titled “Addressing Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination in Federal Civilian Employment: A Guide to Employment Rights, Protections, and Responsibilities.” This informative resource will help LGBT federal employees make more informed choices about how best to pursue their individual claims when they believe they have suffered from discrimination. - Read more here:

See also President Obama's Proclamation of LGBT Pride Month 2015 here:


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"gay themed" items which feature lots of rainbows and primary colored prints. Also the word "Pride" gets a predominate placement on LGBTQ themed clothing. - See more at: http://sdgln.com/commentary/2015/06/10/many-big-corporations-are-branding-pride-and-bringing-lgbt-money-their-markets#sthash.o0L1WDd2.dpuf
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

TSymmetry: Driven by Excellence and Diversity

TSymmetry, a well-trusted provider of a wide range of industry-leading information technology services, and one of DiversityWorking's newest additions to its list of elite diversity company members, is driven by its commitment to excellence and diversity.

Founded in 1999, it has since put to great advantage its technical expertise to become what it is today: a capable and trusted prime contractor while maintaining a strong commitment to team with other prime contractors as well.

TSymmetry sets itself apart from its competitors through the strength of our talent, the depth of our technical expertise, and our unwavering commitment to tangible and measurable delivery excellence. Due to its passion for people, the Company collaborates with its client in achieving a successful outcome, and helps further the progress of its employees through training.

That passion for people also drives TSymmetry to create diversity in its  workforce and suppliers, believing that a diverse workforce enhances the power of collaboration and produces better performance results. Our relationships with a diverse mix of technology suppliers allow us to provide the highest quality solutions at the best possible value to our clients.

When you join TSymmetry, you know you'll be in for the greatest adventure in your career. To find more about the company and its exciting job opportunities, click on this link.


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Opening for Personnel Specialist, OK, Oklahoma City at Hobby Lobby

A job opening is available for a bright, talented and self-motivated person who can work as  Personnel Specialist, OK, Oklahoma City, at Hobby Lobby, the country's largest retail chain of arts, crafts, hobbies and home decor items, and a member of DiversityWorking's list of elite diversity companies.

Job Description

  • Partner with hiring managers to coordinate department recruiting efforts
  • Process department payroll
  • Process international travel documents such as passports and visas, among other tasks
Job Requirements

  • Ability to prioritize workflow and meet deadlines
  • Strong communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other data entry programs 
Company Benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Medical, prescription, dental, and life insurance plans
  • On-site medical clinic
  • Flexible spending
  • Optional life insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Personal Paid Time Off, among other benefits
To see more details about the job and to apply, please click this link.


Hobby Lobby Searching for Report Developer, OK, Oklahoma City

Hobby Lobby, the nation's leading retail name in the arts, crafts, hobby and home decor industry, and one of DiversityWorking's elite diversity company members, is searching for a self-motivated individual to fill the position of Report Developer, Ok, Oklahoma City.

Job Description
  • Adhere to guidelines and standardization for Hobby Lobby reporting environment
  • Design dashboards, models and reports to present application data in a format that support decision making and analysis Work with standard users to understand requirements, audience and accessibility for reports
  • Work with advanced users to develop reporting models for self-analysis and ad-hoc queries

Job Requirements
  • With a solid understanding of database design, reporting, and development using Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services with 1-2 years of related experience.
  • Experience in Integration Services or Analysis Services

To find out more details about the job and to apply, please click here:


Salisbury Co-Manager for NC, Salisbury Needed by Hobby Lobby

Hobby Lobby needs a qualified, dedicated individual for the job opening for Salisbury Co-Manager, NC, Salisbury. Hobby Lobby is America's leading and largest retailer chain of arts, crafts, hobbies and home decor, and a committed member of DiversityWorking.com's prestigious list of diversity companies.

Job Overview

  • Gain working and managerial knowledge of day to day store operations
  • Partner with the Store Manager to meet and exceed all financial goals for assigned store
Job Requirements

  • Relocation is preferred.
  • Must have previous retail Store Management experience.
  • Demonstrate leadership and work ethic in a fast-paced environment.

To find out more details about the job and to apply, please click here:

Hobby Lobby Searches for Liability Adjuster, OK, Oklahoma City

Hobby Lobby, the country's largest retailer chain of arts, crafts, hobbies, home d├ęcor, Holiday, and seasonal products, and one of DiversityWorking.com's prestigious diversity company members, is currently in search of a qualified individual to fill in the position of Liability Adjuster, Ok, Oklahoma City.

Job Overview: To investigate and resolve liability claims based on the exposure and interest of both parties while acting professional at all times.

Job Requirements:


  • Must be a Licensed Adjuster with a minimum 2 years experience
  • Computer knowledge required and previous RMIS experience a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, customer service and organization skills are essential
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment


  • Benefits: 
    • 401k Program 
    • Health and Dental Insurance 
    • Paid Vacation
    • Employee Discount 
    • Flexible Spending
    To find out more details about the job, click on this link.