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Musings on Diversity

Diversity: Managing Representation
July 17, 2017

I Dare You!

If you are going to dream, dare to make it happen. Sounds like something you’d see on one of those inspirational posters or a famous movie quote from some legendary icon of heroism. I’m not sure if it is one of these or not, but I am sure that I was recently a part of someone’s “dream come true.” And…
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Diversity: Managing Representation
June 10, 2017

Chicago Reparations

Reparations On May 6, 2015, the city of Chicago approved an ordinance to give $5.5. million in reparations to largely African-American victims of systemic police torture from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.  In addition to the financial compensation, the ordinance calls for the Council to issue a formal apology, for the construction of a memorial to the victims,…
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Diversity: Managing DifferencesDiversity: Managing Workplace Culture
May 28, 2017

Fire ‘Em

Our Favorite New Phrase “Fire ‘em!” How many times have we read those words? Or maybe we’ve even said them ourselves.  When we hear about an offensive act someone has committed, our senses of right and wrong are activated and we demand justice. The silicon Valley CEO who donated to California’s Proposition 8; The school administrator who thought a menu…
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Diversity: Managing Representation
April 20, 2017

Can You Act?

Recently, I saw “The Taste of Sunrise” play at Wheelock Theater.  The actors and American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters did an excellent job in this production.  But I must admit, for a few minutes when the play started, I couldn’t focus on the play itself. Mind Jolt You see, the play is set in the early 1900s. In one of…
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