When we speak out or choose to discriminate or hurt, it means that we spent the time and energy with intent. This intention is to take away or reduce someone’s identity so that they no longer feel equal.
Posts Tagged: race
If you are going the leverage the differences in your organization, you must acknowledge they exist.
We may be diverse but we are far from inclusive.
Hiring for cultural fit just hit a new high — or maybe a new low — when a University of Toronto study was released that indicated that 40% of people of color job candidates “whiten” their resumes by using more English sounding names and removing language that identifies them with their subordinate racial group. HereRead… Read more »
In the 2012 race for the White House, Republican nominee, Mitt Romney’s primary support came from White voters at 88%. Only 12% of Romney voters were people of color. His opponent and ultimate winner of the 2012 Presidency, Barack Obama was swept into the White House with voters who were 56% White and 44% peopleRead… Read more »
They say things like “all people are equal or we are all the same.” Essentially what they are saying about race is nothing at all. They talk about race like it does not exist. When they try to talk about race, they use these empty phrases that subconsciously say “can we change the subject?” CanRead… Read more »
What causes white privilege in the federal government?
We are all fighting our own battles, some more public than others. At this moment, I am fighting the urge to retreat into my comfort zone. But it’s actually not so comfortable to be so isolated.
When we intentionally create spaces to talk about racism, yes, someone will inevitably shift the conversation from race to poverty. This redirection does four important, counterproductive things.
I miss the days of affirmative action. Without it, I would have never received a college scholarship. Back in the affirmative action day, people of color and women received special consideration in employment, college admissions and federal contract competition. The thinking behind affirmative action was based on the rectification of historic wrongs perpetuated against peopleRead… Read more »