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April 20, 2012
With the many different cultures represented in Howard County, it makes sense to offer cultural diversity training to teachers and administrators in the school system. Cultural diversity training helps to make them aware of the many different languages that students may speak at home, different styles of dress, differences in home life, in household income, parents education level, and the importance of education. Muslims, Hindus, African Americans, and Hispanics all have different styles of dress that are common in their ancestral home, be it Pakistan, India, Africa or Latin America, and are worn in this country to show solidarity to their culture.
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April 25, 2013
The Baltimore City Fire Department created a new division two years ago in an effort to increase recruitment of minorities, specifically African-Americans, who made up 65 percent of the city's population but only half so large a share of the city's firefighters. The effort was an unqualified success; thanks to the efforts of its small staff, Baltimore amassed nearly 3,000 names of prospective firefighters, 80 percent of them minorities. The effort was also entirely ineffective; the department was 32 percent African-American when the division was created, and it's 32 percent African-American now. The problem?
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By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Johns Hopkins University students and faculty members will have more diversity training, and the history of racism will be incorporated into the campus curriculum and workshops, Hopkins President William R. Brody announced yesterday, responding to an outcry over a racially offensive fraternity party.
EXPLORE
April 20, 2012
With the many different cultures represented in Howard County, it makes sense to offer cultural diversity training to teachers and administrators in the school system. Cultural diversity training helps to make them aware of the many different languages that students may speak at home, different styles of dress, differences in home life, in household income, parents education level, and the importance of education. Muslims, Hindus, African Americans, and Hispanics all have different styles of dress that are common in their ancestral home, be it Pakistan, India, Africa or Latin America, and are worn in this country to show solidarity to their culture.
FEATURES
By Jean Marbella and Jean Marbella,Sun Staff Writer | October 9, 1994
Tiny, pale and barely visible over the table she's sitting at in her Ednor Gardens rowhouse is the latest high priestess of political correctness -- the woman who dared to make men feel like the victims of sexual harassment.With sleepy-lidded eyes behind big glasses and a receding, therapist-like demeanor, Louise Eberhardt seems the unlikely cause of a headlines-grabbing sexual harassment lawsuit filed last month by a man.In the lawsuit, Douglas Hartman, an Illinois air traffic controller, says he was forced to walk through a Tailhook-style gantlet during a workshop designed by Ms. Eberhardt to combat sexual harassment.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2001
Baltimore County police turned the department's diversity training manuals over to local NAACP officials yesterday in an effort to help defuse the controversy surrounding Officer Paul Hoke, who has been accused of making racist statements. Anthony Fugett, president of the Baltimore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the organization would review the material while it investigates racial attitudes within the department. The manuals were exchanged during an hourlong meeting between Fugett and a dozen police officials, including Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.
NEWS
July 7, 1997
Patapsco Valley Bancshares buys data processing firmPatapsco Valley Bancshares Inc. of Ellicott City, the parent company of Commercial and Farmers Bank, has bought Central Maryland Service Corp., a data processing company.Patapsco Valley Bancshares was formed as a holding company in September 1996 for Commercial and Farmers Bank to expand its range of services.The purchase of Central Maryland Service Corp. will allow the company to provide financial information and accounting systems, electronic delivery systems (including online branch automation)
NEWS
By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | June 17, 1997
When Texaco Inc. executives were taped talking about "black jelly beans," their racially offensive remarks had an unlikely source: a diversity training session.A consultant had urged the executives to view Texaco as a jar of different-colored jelly beans, each one unique and valuable. They ended up privately mocking the session, joking that, "All the black jelly beans seem to be glued to the bottom of the bag."The diversity movement was supposed to reshape the American workplace to reflect the changing makeup of the workforce.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | July 8, 2006
For sports teams, the notion of "training" has meant hitting the weight room, running wind sprints and practicing the X's and O's drawn up by the coaching staff. However, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's recent profanity-laced excoriation of a sports columnist, which included a slur for gays, had last year's American League Manager of the Year in line for a type of training that's new to the sports world but could become as routine as taking batting practice. Guillen was ordered to attend sensitivity training, also referred to as diversity training - an exercise intended to encourage an awareness and respect regarding those of a different race, ethnicity, gender, generation, religion or sexual orientation.
NEWS
October 20, 1996
Alcohol, drug treatment center is openingCharter Behavioral Health System of Hiddenbrook will hold a grand opening of the Columbia Outpatient Center -- an outpatient alcohol and drug treatment program -- from 3 p.m. to 5: 30 p.m. Tuesday at 4785 Dorsey Hall Drive, Suite 118, Ellicott City.Howard County Executive Charles I. Ecker will be the keynote speaker.A panel will discuss treatment services at 4: 30 p.m.Information: 715-6783.Soccer supply company opens Dobbin Center storeTSI Soccer Corp.
NEWS
November 5, 2006
Governor's race a dead heat Less than a week before Election Day, the Maryland governor's race was a dead heat, as Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s attacks on Mayor Martin O'Malley's record on crime and schools have apparently eroded the Democrat's support in the Baltimore suburbs, a new poll showed. Court rules for public review Maryland's highest court ruled that the agency overseeing Baltimore's economic development must open its meetings and its paperwork for public review.
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,sun reporter | November 4, 2006
The Johns Hopkins University student who wrote an inflammatory and racially charged fraternity party invitation apologized yesterday, saying it was a "satirical piece" not meant to be offensive. Justin H. Park, a Hopkins sophomore, posted the apology on Facebook.com, the same Web site on which he initially posted the invitation to Sigma Chi fraternity's "Halloween in the Hood" party. "I am not a racist - anybody who knows me will attest to the fact," Park wrote in the apology. "That my statement has been misconstrued as derogatory and hateful to a certain group of people is especially hurtful to me."
NEWS
By Sumathi Reddy and Sumathi Reddy,Sun reporter | November 3, 2006
Johns Hopkins University students and faculty members will have more diversity training, and the history of racism will be incorporated into the campus curriculum and workshops, Hopkins President William R. Brody announced yesterday, responding to an outcry over a racially offensive fraternity party.
SPORTS
By BILL ORDINE and BILL ORDINE,SUN REPORTER | July 8, 2006
For sports teams, the notion of "training" has meant hitting the weight room, running wind sprints and practicing the X's and O's drawn up by the coaching staff. However, Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen's recent profanity-laced excoriation of a sports columnist, which included a slur for gays, had last year's American League Manager of the Year in line for a type of training that's new to the sports world but could become as routine as taking batting practice. Guillen was ordered to attend sensitivity training, also referred to as diversity training - an exercise intended to encourage an awareness and respect regarding those of a different race, ethnicity, gender, generation, religion or sexual orientation.
NEWS
By STEPHANIE SIMON and STEPHANIE SIMON,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 23, 2006
ATLANTA -- Ruth Malhotra went to court last month for the right to be intolerant. Malhotra says her Christian faith compels her to speak out against homosexuality. But the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she's a senior, bans speech that puts down others because of sexual orientation. Malhotra sees that as an unacceptable infringement on her right to religious expression. She's demanding that Georgia Tech revoke its tolerance policy. With her lawsuit, the 22-year-old student joins a growing campaign to force public schools, state colleges and private workplaces to eliminate policies protecting homosexuals from harassment.
NEWS
By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | July 17, 2005
Their brows beaded up with sweat as their freshly pressed business suits began to wither in the stifling humidity that clung to the warm summer air. And then it started raining. But seemingly nothing could dampen the spirits of more than 200 prospects who were standing in a line yesterday that snaked around three sides of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center on Eutaw Street for a chance to star next year in the fifth season of the NBC reality TV show The Apprentice. Instead, the enterprising candidates - the first of whom had arrived as early as 4 a.m. - simply popped open their umbrellas and braved a steady rain as they waited for their turn with the casting staff inside.
NEWS
November 24, 1996
Diversity Training wins contractsThe Diversity Training Group of Columbia, a training and consulting practice specializing in workplace gender equity and mentoring training and development, has won training contracts from Bay Area Health Care, Care Rehab Inc., MK-Ferguson, the Social Security Administration and the U.S. Information Agency.Information: 727-4403 or http: //www.diversitydtg.com.Franchise partners offer $500 scholarshipTim and Linda Resau, partners in the Ellicott City franchise of Padgett Business Services, are offering a $500 scholarship to a graduating high school senior who is a dependent of a local small-business owner.
NEWS
November 5, 2006
Governor's race a dead heat Less than a week before Election Day, the Maryland governor's race was a dead heat, as Republican Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s attacks on Mayor Martin O'Malley's record on crime and schools have apparently eroded the Democrat's support in the Baltimore suburbs, a new poll showed. Court rules for public review Maryland's highest court ruled that the agency overseeing Baltimore's economic development must open its meetings and its paperwork for public review.
NEWS
By Tim Craig and Tim Craig,SUN STAFF | February 3, 2001
Baltimore County police turned the department's diversity training manuals over to local NAACP officials yesterday in an effort to help defuse the controversy surrounding Officer Paul Hoke, who has been accused of making racist statements. Anthony Fugett, president of the Baltimore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the organization would review the material while it investigates racial attitudes within the department. The manuals were exchanged during an hourlong meeting between Fugett and a dozen police officials, including Chief Terrence B. Sheridan.
NEWS
July 7, 1997
Patapsco Valley Bancshares buys data processing firmPatapsco Valley Bancshares Inc. of Ellicott City, the parent company of Commercial and Farmers Bank, has bought Central Maryland Service Corp., a data processing company.Patapsco Valley Bancshares was formed as a holding company in September 1996 for Commercial and Farmers Bank to expand its range of services.The purchase of Central Maryland Service Corp. will allow the company to provide financial information and accounting systems, electronic delivery systems (including online branch automation)
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