Houston, Texas (PRWEB) April 20, 2007 - "Multicultural Women's Council, Inc., a 501(c) 3 non-
profit organization invites the nation to join us in May 2007 as we begin bridging the divide for the greater good of all and move beyond dialogue to create action plans that are measurable and sustainable," said Carmen M. Carter, Founder and CEO and host of InsideDiversity - The Power of Intelligence™ internet radio talk show. Individuals, organizations, and corporations interested in making a difference are welcome.
"Coach Stringer and the Rutgers Women's Basketball Team are multicultural and indeed champions and calling them anything less than champions by anyone is unacceptable. The public outcry and focus on African American women indicates that as a nation we still appear short-sighted and limited to issues of black and white" states Carter.
Derogatory comments, "nappy headed hoes," spoken by Don Imus became synonymous with African American women in the eyes of the American public. "While Don Imus' comments were despicable, the denigration of women from all backgrounds and particularly women of African descent did not begin with the shock jock's statements, nor did it germinate from rap music or the lyrics embodied in the hip hop genre. From Civil Rights, the Women's Movement, and now diversity women have played an important role in the transformation of the global communities where we live and work. Misogyny, old challenges, and stereotypes persists which preclude women from breaking barriers and moving beyond current boundaries" says Carter.
According to Multicultural Women's Council, Inc., Don Imus, recording artists as well as every individual, organization, and corporation should be held accountable for their behavior and has a responsibility to uphold the American value system.
Says Carter: "Considering the state of our nation today where do we go from here? Oprah Winfrey and a cadre of citizens, scholars, and activists are to be commended for creating the platform for meaningful discussion and resolution. MWC believes bridging the divide and finding common ground is clearly the next step."
About Multicultural Women's Council, Inc.
Multicultural Women's Council, Inc. was established to bring together women of diverse racial, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds in an effort to bridge the divide and improve the lives of women around the world. MWC encourages membership from individuals, organizations, and corporations throughout the United States and globally.
The Power of Intelligence™ with Carmen M. Carter
InsideDiversity - The Power of Intelligence is committed to providing an electronic venue for practical education and thought-provoking dialogue about diversity initiatives, and the implications for the communities where we live and work. This show airs weekly on the VoiceAmerica™ Network and embarks on a journey to confront the lack of knowledge by collaborating with a diverse group of experts to share insights, and intelligent solutions to workplace issues, with a focus on cultural competence and challenges facing women.
For more information please visit web site at http://www.multiculturalwomenscouncil.org. Carmen M. Carter, an international conference speaker is available for interviews. Photos may be requested.