Wednesday, November 20, 2019
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Sunday, November 17, 2019
Americans have a hard time with the truth.
They prefer their myths which present them in a more positive light repressing their darker side.
Without acknowledging their darker side they cannot effectively manage it and are doomed to repeat their racism, xenophobia, and white nationalism which we observe in our current time of Trumpism as the rise of Nationalism with such inane memes as Make America Great Again. Really? Have we learned nothing from the sins of our past?
Systemic racism is alive and well in our current day and age especially in regards to our treatment of Native Americans and people of African heritage whom we enslaved.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
On November 14, 1960, 59 years ago, Ruby Bridges was the first child to be integrated in the Jim Crow South public school system
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After all these years, almost 60, integration of public schooling is still very problematic, the City of Rochester, NY being a prime example.
Friday, November 15, 2019
|This comes from Harvard Business News tip of the day on 11/15/19. It applies to far more than just business.|
Want to Create an Equitable Workplace? It’s the Small Decisions That Add Up
|When it comes to eliminating workplace discrimination, we often focus on the big decisions — who gets promoted or who gets the biggest bonus — while overlooking the smaller ones. To create an equitable workplace, identify moments that you might not have thought of as decision points. Work backwards from pay, promotion, and performance criteria. What skills, knowledge, and experience do employees need? Then assess whether all employees have equal access. Pay attention to career paths, especially those roles where early judgments about performance determine access to future opportunities. Also, help employees take charge of their careers. Sometimes, disparities arise — or are exacerbated — because employees don’t know which opportunities are important. For example, a new investment banker who is a first-generation college graduate will need more guidance than someone whose parents were bankers. Don’t expect employees to figure it out on their own, advise them on what specifically they’ll need to accomplish in five or ten years.|
|This tip is adapted from “10 Ways to Mitigate Bias in Your Company’s Decision Making,” by Elizabeth C. Tippett|
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Systemic racism starts with the socialization of children. Adults don't want to face up to what is happening right before their eyes. The adults anxiety and discomfort lead to a shutting down about racial and class differences and so as kids grow up in their families there is an elephant in the living room.
The rule should be "Do talk about it," instead of Don't talk about it."
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