diversity http://kut.org en These Students Forged a Friendship in Austin's 'Golden Age' of Integration http://kut.org/post/these-students-forged-friendship-austins-golden-age-integration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Austin has its own convoluted history when it comes to school integration – one involving multiple federal lawsuits and many different strategies to desegregate schools.</span></p><p>Busing was one of those strategies. Many students were bused across the city to schools on the other side of town. West Austin residents went to East Austin schools and visa versa.&nbsp;</p><p>Saturday, May 17, marks 60 years since the Supreme Court struck down the concept of "separate but equal" in <em><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_v._Board_of_Education">Brown v. Board of Education</a></em>. It's a decision that affected students across the country. But for two Austin teenagers in the late 1980s, it also sparked a life-long friendship.</p><p>If you think about it, it’s a miracle Richard&nbsp;Reddick&nbsp;and Ryan Scarborough ever met. Scarborough, a white student from Austin’s Northwest Hills neighborhood, was bused to Johnston High School on Austin's east side, starting in 1986.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149763150&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Fri, 16 May 2014 15:07:34 +0000 Kate McGee 10431 at http://kut.org These Students Forged a Friendship in Austin's 'Golden Age' of Integration Austin's Asian-American Community is Diverse and Growing http://kut.org/post/austins-asian-american-community-diverse-and-growing <p>There’s a common misperception about Austin’s fastest-growing minority group.</p><p>Most people would think that title belongs to Hispanics. But while Hispanics are the largest minority group, they are not the fastest-growing. Although their numbers are still relatively small, Asian-Americans are the fastest growing group in Austin.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149092468&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:08:52 +0000 Joy Diaz 10394 at http://kut.org Austin's Asian-American Community is Diverse and Growing Diversity Training and Management Development http://kut.org/post/diversity-training-and-management-development <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Joann Tolbert-Yancy, President &amp; CEO of <a href="http://www.joanntolbertyancy.com">Jotoski Human Resource Consulting Firm</a> based in Dallas, TX. Her consulting firm specializes in employment law compliance, EEO litigation support, diversity training, and management/employee development.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tolbert-Yancy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spent over 36 years as a human resource professional for major corporations and government agencies. She has always incorporated positive suggestions and applications to encourage people to better themselves and inspire others. Her personal experiences and philosophies have helped many create their own road map for success.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138796332&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:50:58 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9925 at http://kut.org Diversity Training and Management Development Workforce Diversity and Discrimination in Higher Education http://kut.org/post/workforce-diversity-and-discrimination-higher-education <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Professor Jerlando F.L. Jackson.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jackson is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the </span><a href="http://www.wisc.edu/" style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Wisconsin-Madison</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. His early career achievements – including becoming the first African-American to be hired, tenured, promoted to full professor, and bestowed a named professorship in his department – have put him in an extremely elite category for professional achievement.&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/126062111&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 20:14:26 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9423 at http://kut.org Workforce Diversity and Discrimination in Higher Education Study: Black Male Student Athletes Overrepresented in UT Sports http://kut.org/post/study-black-male-student-athletes-overrepresented-ut-sports <p>African-American men make up only 1.8 percent of the University of Texas’ student body – but they comprise 68 percent of the university’s basketball and football players.</p><p>That’s one of the findings in a University of Pennsylvania study <a href="http://www.gse.upenn.edu/equity/sites/gse.upenn.edu.equity/files/publications/Harper_Williams_and_Blackman_(2013).pdf">[PDF]</a>, “Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division I College Sports.”</p><p>The study finds that 43 percent of black male student athletes graduate from UT within six years. That compares to 62 percent of all student athletes, and 79 percent of all students.</p><p>In a comparison of universities where black male students are most over-represented in sports, UT ranks 14<sup>th</sup> out of 25. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:04:12 +0000 Syeda Hasan 9075 at http://kut.org Study: Black Male Student Athletes Overrepresented in UT Sports Minority Students at UT Await Affirmative Action Ruling http://kut.org/post/minority-students-ut-await-affirmative-action-ruling <p>Since 2008, the University of Texas has been <a href="http://kut.org/post/so-what-exactly-happened-fisher-v-university-texas">ensnared in a legal battle</a> &nbsp;– Fisher vs. University of Texas at Austin&nbsp;–&nbsp;over its use of race in admissions.</p><p>The university says when it comes to deciding whether to accept or reject a student, race is considered as a factor within a factor. But once a student is accepted, what impact does diversity have on the students' learning on campus and in the classroom?</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/117454842" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 16:06:45 +0000 Syeda Hasan 9020 at http://kut.org Minority Students at UT Await Affirmative Action Ruling UT Engineering School Graduates Record Number of Minorities http://kut.org/post/ut-engineering-school-graduates-record-number-minorities <p></p><p>The&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engr.utexas.edu/">Cockrell School of Engineering</a>&nbsp;at the University of Texas has been ranked third in the country for graduation rates among minorities, according to&nbsp;<em><a href="http://diverseeducation.com/">Diverse Issues in Higher Education</a></em>. In 2012, 41 percent of the school’s graduates, or 441 students, were minorities.</p><p>Efforts by the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.engr.utexas.edu/eoe/">Equal Opportunity in Engineering</a>&nbsp;program at UT contributed to the gain. Program director Enrique Dominguez cites the organization’s close involvement in the academic progress of minority students.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 17:15:52 +0000 Emily Mathis 8701 at http://kut.org UT Engineering School Graduates Record Number of Minorities