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Diversity: Managing Representation

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April 4, 2018

MLK & Personal Commitment

I was a Yankee baby, born in Framingham Union Hospital in Massachusetts. But I was raised a Georgia Peach! So I remember marching in the first parade celebrating the MLK holiday; making arts and crafts to commemorate the occasion; traveling up and down MLK to get to piano lessons or my grandmother’s place. But after those days of my youth,…
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October 27, 2017

12 White Blue-Eyed Blonde Men

Earlier this month, Apple’s Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity, Denise Young Smith, offended many by her words at the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia. When asked if black women were a priority for her in her new role, Smith responded (partial response below): “Aamna, you also asked me about my work at Apple, or in particular, who…
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October 27, 2017

Diversity Abroad and At Home

Yesterday, Kenyans went to the polls a second time to elect their president. This was due to the results from the first election of August 8, 2017 being contested and subsequently annulled. As I read about the new round of elections, I came across this quote: The crisis has aggravated ethnic divides within Kenya that many believed were declining in…
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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 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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