Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down Report

November and December 2015
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AFLAC
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The inclusion of “multiracial” on forms will be reflected beginning in the third quarter of 2016
Intel
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In talks
AARP
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Ryan Dowski of AARP wrote to us, “Unfortunately, due to other existing relationships and contractual obligations, at this point we cannot accommodate your inquiry.”
American Federation of Teachers
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Will be on the agenda for the board in the next 60 days
Bath and Body Works
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Multiracial on customer surveys. Thank you!
TED Talks Speaker Mellody Hobson
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Ms. Hobson gave a TED Talks speech encouraging people to talk about race. When we tried to contact her about the fact that her speech did not include multiracial people, she was too busy to talk about race or set up a time to speak with us. Hobson has a multiracial child and is married to former filmmaker, George Lucas. She is also CEO of Ariel Investments. Apparently, Ms. Hobson can talk the talk but not walk the walk.
Be the Match
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Working on updating material to include multiracial individuals. Big thanks to Kim Allen for her work on this issue.
Diversity Resources
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This is a diversity training company that does not include the multiracial community in its own resources and programs!
Family Circle Magazine
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Thumbs UP for including a positive story about interracial families in the January, 2016 issue.
General Motors
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No response to repeated requests.
BizRate
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Waiting for response.
CTA-California’s Valued Trust
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Requested that multiracial be added to their member forms. Waiting for response.
U. S. Census Bureau
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Refuses to use the respectful term “multiracial,” no thanks to Bureau Chief John H. Thompson and statistician Bev Pratt.

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