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October 26th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

Poll: Will your Halloween costume stereotype someone else?

Halloween is coming and students at Ohio University are speaking up against costumes that stereotype different races and ethnicities. The campaign, launched by the university’s Students Teaching Against Racism in Society, shows several young men and women holding posters of people in costumes - an Arab suicide bomber, a Latino with an oversized sombrero and stuffed donkey, a Japanese geisha.

The posters' headline: "We're a culture, not a costume."

"The best way to get rid of stereotypes and racism is to have a discussion and raise awareness, which is what we want to do with this campaign," Sarah Williams, president of the student organization told CNN.

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Engage: IBM's first female CEO, recognition for first black Marines
Virginia Rometty, right, will become IBM's first female CEO in 2012, succeeding Samuel Palmisano, left.
October 26th, 2011
11:28 AM ET

Engage: IBM's first female CEO, recognition for first black Marines

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First female CEO for IBM
“International Business Machines Corp.'s Virginia 'Ginni' Rometty has grown throughout her career by taking on challenges she's never faced before. Now she'll tackle something no one has ever done. Rometty, 54, will become the first female chief executive officer in IBM's 100-year history. –Bloomberg Businessweek

Telemundo adds English into a mostly Spanish lineup
"The new approach, reflecting the changing dynamics of Hispanics across the country, can be seen in the network debut of the Cuban-born television personality Cristina Saralegui as the host of a Sunday variety show, and in a crop of new telenovelas intended to reflect the sensibilities of acculturated Hispanics.” - The New York Times

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