Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport looked at racial hiring and gender hiring for the 2019-20 season across college sports, including leadership at the Indianapolis-based NCAA headquarters.
Booing, jeering, hallway altercations mar House debate on school district boundaries bill
During the Indiana House session on Thursday, a bill concerning school district boundaries that some are calling racist sparked an emotional and angry debate in and out of the chamber.Read More
Dozens of Newfields employees sign letter calling for ouster of Venable
The letter said staff members spent four hours Monday “listening to members of senior leadership attempt to explain themselves, their actions and their plans,” but were left feeling “more distrustful and confused” about their future after the meeting.Read More
Newfields says it regrets describing its ‘core’ audience as white in job description
The museum said the description—part of a post seeking a new director for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is part of the complex—comes out of an effort by Newfields to be “truly inclusive.” However, it said the wording was “divisive rather than inclusive.”Read More
Business leaders say focus must remain on racial inequality for years to come
During IBJ’s Engage Indiana 2020 virtual event Thursday morning, Eli Lilly & Co. CEO Dave Ricks said he always believed enhancing diversity and inclusion was important, but this year showed him how serious a problem racial injustice is and fueled his motivation to do more to address it.Read More
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus called Tuesday for lawmakers who sparked confrontations with Black legislators last week to face reprimands and for all lawmakers to undergo mandatory anti-bias training.
Rose-Hulman professor Carlotta Berry is among the leaders of Black in Engineering, a network of about 400 Black engineering and computer science faculty that is spearheading an initiative to inspire positive change, share experiences and stand in solidarity with activism efforts for Black people in America.
The letter comes in the wake of a controversial job listing in which the Indianapolis art museum and nature center described a need to diversify its patrons while “maintaining the museum’s traditional, core, white art audience.”
Roz Brewer will be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company when she joins Walgreen’s on March 15.
A new IndyCar racing team dedicated to giving women opportunities to work in motorsports has submitted an entry for this year’s Indianapolis 500. Simona de Silvestro, the 2010 Indy 500 rookie of the year, will drive the No. 16 car.
For years, Native American groups and others have protested against Cleveland’s use of Indians as its name as well as other imagery used by the American League charter franchise since 1915.
On Thursday, the state party released the names of 17 people who will be in the first class, and the list includes a mix of Black and Hispanic individuals and a member of the LGBTQ community.
Team Penske will mentor a new entry in the IndyCar ladder series that will be owned by a Black businessman as part of a new “Race for Equality & Change” initiative.
The proposal filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday, if approved, would require all companies listed on the exchange to publicly disclose consistent, transparent diversity statistics about their board of directors.
A growing belief that diversity is on the rise in the workplace is not enough to proactively and successfully create the ultimate competitive advantages that help businesses pivot, adapt and thrive in “the new future.”
Karrah Herring has worked at the University of Notre Dame since 2011 and has been the director of public affairs since 2018. She also served on the university’s human resource’s senior leadership team as director of the Office of Institutional Equity and Title IX coordinator.
The protesters carried signs and chanted as they marched along Meridian, Pennsylvania and Michigan streets, calling for justice for 21-year-old Dreasjon Reed.
Truly making diversity and inclusion part of your organizational heartbeat is like performing cultural open-heart surgery: It’s serious and the road to recovery is long, but in the end, your organization will be stronger and healthier than before.
The Indy Racial Equity Pledge, launched Oct. 8, details what nine Indianapolis-area employers plan to do to improve racial equity within their organizations, the Indianapolis area, and beyond.
But not everyone agrees the change will make a significant difference in ensuring the city’s bidding process is more inclusive, and they argue more work needs to be done.
The state appeals court ruling upheld a suburban Indianapolis county judge’s decision last year that the three groups failed to prove they had faced any harm because of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Indianapolis city-county government has work to do recruiting and retaining more minority employees—particularly Hispanic workers—if its staff is going to reflect the population it works for.
Entrepreneur Katara McCarty says the Exhale app she developed “speaks to the path of women of color.”
An emotional Chris Paul, the union president, detailed the events of the previous two days, when players upset by the latest police shooting of a Black man left them considering leaving the Disney campus and going home.