How can we start developing a common language where we can talk about race and differences in a way that challenges its complexity yet creates empathy in order to stay in the conversation?
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The We Have One Minority disease seems to have no cure, at least in my lifetime.
I thought that surely the best role models of engagement in the most powerful government in the world would be exemplary representatives for ensuring their workforces look like the taxpayers they serve.
Apple took some heat last year regarding the lack of diversity among its emojis. It should not be surprising that this technology behemoth would be tone deaf when it comes to inclusion. Here is the evidence. There workforce representation breaks down as follows: • White-64%. • Asian-21%. • Black-3%. • Hispanic-6% • Women-30% • Men-70%.Read… Read more »
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has asked employees at his 7,300 stores in the U.S. to voluntarily write #RaceTogether on their coffee cups of their customers as a window to talking about inclusion with his baristas. While he should be commended for his corporate responsibility to initiate conversations with customers on race relations, his approach addressesRead… Read more »
May 15, 2013, will mark the 11th anniversary of the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act. Congressed passed No FEAR on May 15, 2002, after hearing testimony that federal workforce abuse reduces government’s ability to effectively execute with integrity essential programs such as waste management, pollution prevention, water treatment, food inspection, Medicare,Read… Read more »
This article was originally published in the Huffington Post. Memo to all progressives, activists, eco-warriors and Lefty paradigm shifters: I get it, I get it. Obama is a wimp. The Senate is completely dysfunctional, and your congressperson isn’t doing nearly enough. Right. Check. Now get over yourselves and vote. I agree that the stimulus billRead… Read more »
A recent Rutgers research study has identified a new twist in the science behind diversity. Researchers have determined based on analysis of Major League baseball demographic data that winning baseball teams have what are known as “demographic faultlines”. In my Diversity2.0 language these are known as “cliques.” What the researchers found was that to attractRead… Read more »
A recent study from my favorite source the Science Daily reported that ethnic groups are a creation of our minds and not grounded in genetic reality. What substitutes for what we think are ethnic differences are really the result of social rules and norms we have created to erect barriers between groups. Probably as aRead… Read more »
My blog from the conference: http://radar.oreilly.com/2009/06/personal-democracy-forum-confe.html The first day at the Personal Democracy Forum conference revolved around the freedom to experiment, necessary infrastructure, and the need to change.