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The aging of the U.S. workforce is further along for librarians than most other professions. kali9/E+ via Getty Images

Diversity of US workplaces is growing in terms of race, ethnicity and age – forcing more employers to be flexible

Employers need good strategies to hire and retain more workers of color and older workers. The mandatory diversity training and requisite skills tests many of them now rely on don’t measure up.
In this 1998 photograph, former Iowa teacher Jane Elliott, center, speaks with two Augsburg University students about the problems of racism. Jerry Holt/Star Tribune via Getty Images

A second look at the blue-eyes, brown-eyes experiment that taught third-graders about racism

Jane Elliott wanted her white students to experience what it was like for Black students. But instead of teaching about the root causes of racism, she engaged in cruelty and shame.

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