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Musings on Diversity

How Google Could Have Responded Diversity: Managing DifferencesDiversity: Managing Workplace Culture
August 14, 2017

How Google Could Have Responded

By now you’ve heard about the 10-page essay by James Damore, a now former Google senior engineer. It’s a scenario I’m sure is familiar to you: Damore voiced a divergent* perspective in a document at Google. His comments went viral and offended many. There were several calls that he be fired. Google published the obligatory “such behavior does not reflect…
I Dare You! 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…
Chicago Reparations 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,…
Can You Act? 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…