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Some observers criticize F1 (and motorsports in general) for its racial homogeny. Aside from the notable exception of some Japanese drivers (and Williams test driver Narain Karthikeyan) the field of grand prix pilots is almost entirely white, with the majority of drivers coming from Europe.

Ford Motor Company founder Henry Ford may have been associated with anti-semitism, but Ford exec Mark Fields told a congregation of Jewish business leaders that he encountered no discrimination as he rose through the ranks at the company. In fact Fields said in answer to a question from a member of the audience that he was amazed at everything Ford does to promote diversity among the ranks of its employees, from a strong interfaith support network to an environment that supports inclusions of al

The 2006 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list includes not one, not two, but three automakers among its ranks. Toyota North America (29), Ford Motor Co. (37) and DaimlerChrysler (43) were among the honored. DiversityInc collected submissions for the list from 256 companies, each of which completed a 200-plus-question survey. The entrants were judged in the areas of human capital, corporate communications, supplier diversity and CEO commitment, the last of which was given particularly