Do You Let Friends Make LGBT or Racist Jokes?

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“I have a friend who keeps making offensive jokes about  LGBT  people and racist comments about Black people, but I don’t say anything. I don’t want my friend to be mad or hurt her feelings,” a colleague told me.   My reply, “If you are really a diversity champion, if you support equal rights and opportunity for everyone, then you…

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Ally Skills for Diversity and Inclusion Champions

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I’m speaking at the Northwest Diversity Learning Series in Seattle, on Ally Skills for Diversity and Inclusion Champions. An ally is someone who is willing to take action in support of another person, in order to remove external barriers, that impede that person from contributing their skills and talents in the workplace or community. Being an ally takes courage because…

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