Here's this week's quiz to keep you on your toes and to start the conversation within your network on race, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. Each time we’ll pose specific questions to test your knowledge and to help stretch your understanding of the importance and subtleties of how we think, act, and engage with each other culturally, ethnically and personally.
So get your thinking caps out and get ready to expand your thinking one question at a time.
You’ll find all of the answers below.
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-Carole Copeland Thomas
Below are 5 Questions/Statements With 9 Different Responses. All Answers Are Below.
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1. A total of ____% of the country's managers are too busy to implement diversity initiatives, according to a SHRM study report.
2. ________ ____________ served honorably, first as a decorated military officer captured for 5.5 years as a prisoner of war during the Vietnam War, then elected to the United States Senate, representing the state of Arizona. He died on August 25, 2018, at the age of 81.
3. Google's Tech Staff is only _____% black.*
4. Sonia Sotomayor is the first ________ to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Appointed by President ________ in 2009, she is the third woman to hold the position.
5. In 2016 Priyanka Yoshikawa was the second biracial ____________ woman to win the title of Miss ________. Her mother is __________ and her father is Indian.
SHRM is the Society for Human Resource Management
a. First Source
b. SHRM Study Report :
2. John McCain
*3. 1% (Based on 2016 data)
The 2018 Google Diversity Annual Report indicates that the percentage has risen to a whopping... 2%.
4. Latina, Obama
5. Japanese, Japan, Japanese
The first biracial Miss Japan was Ariana Miyamoto, crowned Miss Universe Japan in 2015. Her mother was Japanese and her father was an African American.
Both women have been publically scrutinized in some Japanese circles because of their mixed heritage.