Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gawker reports how a CNBC host joked about Indians and 7-Elevens

Using a tired stereotype about Indians running Seven-11 stores, CNBC’s Joe Kernan, host of “Squawk Box,” used a story about Indian’s currency, the rupee, to affect an accent and make a joke that is not exactly original. This is what … Continue reading

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Indian-American Miss America endures racial backlash

Miss America Nina Davuluri said she will try to rise above racist comments about her Indian-American heritage and inaccurate comments that said she is Arab-American, Newsday reports. Davuluri had said her platform for the competition was “celebrating diversity through cultural … Continue reading

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Our next guide: Helping international students

This fall, our Bias Busters class will create and publish a guide designed to help international students acclimate to life on U.S. college campuses. We will update you on our progress here, and provide updates on other issues related to … Continue reading

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U. of Montana hosts 600 international students from 70 countries

International enrollment is up at universities across the United States. The University of Montana is seeing its international enrollment go up by about 170 students in 2013, compared to 125 new students the year before. They come from a surprisingly … Continue reading

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Focusing on differences rather than similarities backfired

New Hampshire Business Review details how an effort at a warehouse in California to foster inclusiveness tripped up Target because it dwelt on differences, rather than similarities. The article contrasts that with New Hampshire’s Stonyfield Farms, which used shared interpretations … Continue reading

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