Can Conservatives Be Included In The Diversity Conversation?

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Someone on LinkedIn recently  directed this question to me. My answer was  “I don’t get the question. Some of my best clients have been conservatives through the years. They understand diversity and Inclusion as it relates to innovation, profit and expanded markets. How are you defining conservative. They support everyone having opportunities to do their best work so they look…

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Three Ways to Stop Diversity Stress

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Stop Diversity Stress   Working with people who are different than you can be stressful but it doesn’t have to be. It may be hard for many of us to admit, especially with all the conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. Denying being uncomfortable won’t make you more comfortable. If you’ve ever experienced “Diversity Stress,” and want stop it, keep reading….

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Diversity Sees Color

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Pretending to be color blind is not a virtue and is not diversity. Everyone sees color unless you can’t see or are physically color blind. When you think color blindness is a virtue, you’re saying it’s bad to see color, or that color is a negative. The problem is not whether you see color, it’s whether you judge one skin…

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Stop Hating- Chicago Anti-Diversity Dyke Marchers

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It’s crazy when I see the ultra-left and the ultra-right merging in their ignorance, hatred and narrow-mindedness. Too bad we can’t send them to an island to fight it out or whatever they want to do with their leisure, elitest, exclusionary time. I just wish they would stay out of my city, gay pride (right wing Christians picketing and ultra-left…

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Preparing To Talk About Race

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Talking About Race, Sometimes Awkward But Always Necessary; Let’s start now Talking about race with people who are different than you can be awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s necessary and doable. The fact is racism exists, racial conflict exists, and inequality still exists. If you’re interested in beginning the conversation read on. Even some people who work in the diversity…

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Necessary Conversations About Race

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In my last post I said that conversations about race may be awkward but are very necessary. A woman sent me a comment that said, “if  you didn’t mention race so much, it wouldn’t be an issue. You’re perpetuating division.” Issues like the scarcity of people of color in the technology industry and the excuses and false belief that there…

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It's Ok to Feel Awkward About Race

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  Talking about race with people who are different than you can be awkward and uncomfortable, but it’s necessary and doable. The fact is racism exists, racial conflict exists, and inequality still exists.  To say that we are post-racial is nonsense. To say that everyone is the same is nonsense. And to say that we should all be color blind…

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The Sexual Harassment Saga of Bill O'Reilly

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Bill O”Reilly was accused of sexual harassment; calling women at home, making blatant comments, and even trying to engage in phone sex with an employee for years. This is not new.  I don’t know why they finally decided to get rid of him. Maybe 13 million dollars was their line in the sand. Perhaps they had given him a 13 million…

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