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Markkula Center for Applied Ethics


A collection of articles about diversity and ethics. Topics include diversity in the workplace, racial inequality, the Ferguson protests, and more.

  • How to Create Inclusive Workplaces:

    Lessons learned from a dialogue series bringing together business leaders and academics

    Insights on developing a diverse and inclusive workplace from the Diversity Dialogues series at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.

  • On the Ethics of Hysteria

    There is a role for women’s anger in social change.

  • The Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives

    Sparking Transformative Solutions

    The co-founders of the Science of Diversity and Inclusion Initiative (SODI) talk about the implications of D&I research in the workplace.

  • Talking in the Workplace

    Tools for dialogue around challenging topics at work

    Academic and industry experts discuss microaggressions, Islamophobia, and freedom of speech in professional settings.

  • How Diversity Serves Good Governance

    An investor's perspective

    BlackRock Managing Director Michelle Edkins urges diversity for boards of directors.

  • Notes from Privacy Lab

    Employee/applicant data: the interplay between privacy and diversity efforts

  • Border Poster Controversy

    Looking at the impact on persons

    Flyer message: Because of who you are, you will not be recognized.

  • Google's Handling of the "Echo Chamber Manifesto"

    Case study exploring gender in a Silicon Valley company

    Should Google CEO Sundar Pichai have terminated the author of a memo critical of "a politically correct monoculture"?

  • Women in the Silicon Valley Workforce

    A summary of a Business Ethics Partnership program.

  • Affirmative Action or Negative Action

    Is there a different way to frame the debate over race-based preference? When we try to judge the justice of a social policy, we start with the basic premise that everyone should be treated similarly unless there is a morally relevant reason why they should be treated differently.