Tag Archives: Diversity

You’re actually safer than when you were a kid… unless you’re black

I’m the last person to try and “do math” to make a point. Even so, it doesn’t seem far-fetched to conclude that while the risk of facing violent crime has gone down for most, Blacks face a uniquely treacherous threat that the rest of the population does not: the threat of being targeted by the very people who are meant to be our protectors.

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What if we hijacked fear to promote good?

What would happen if we hijacked an overtly racist and fearful campaign to highlight kindness and good in our world?

We’re All Just Statistics – My Story of Love, Family and Prejudice

My experience with racism is not a story of neglect and systematic abuse. It’s not about how White America is literally or violently holding me back. It is about ignorance. It’s personal, it’s raw and it’s real. And I’m terrified of sharing it.

I Don’t Talk about Race

This is not a post about Ferguson. It’s not a post about ongoing Black oppression in White America. It’s not a post about how racism isn’t dead. I don’t write about that stuff. I don’t even talk about it, really.

Diversity in the workplace: Should I care this much?

It’s no secret that I’m looking for a new job. My time with the Red Cross has been (and continues to be) fulfilling, supportive and inspiring, but I’ve come to that point in life where I have to make some decisions about what is important to me, and guess what?! Love wins. That feels weird […]

HPV Vaccine: A Diversity Issue?

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. Since I’m on top of things today, here’s a sneak-peek of tomorrow’s post: This week, a CDC panel endorsed males ages 13 to 21 receive the HPV vaccine, previously recommended for females between the ages of nine […]

How Are Food Deserts Really Affecting Us?

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. If you’re following McKinney’s blog, you know that this week we’re doing a series to prepare for National Food Day, which is next Monday. According to the website, the movement is designed to “push for healthy, affordable […]

Where Will We Go From Here?

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. As the global technology community collectively mourns the loss of one of its greatest visionaries, Steve Jobs, many are already wondering what lies ahead for his brainchild company and mobile technology in general. There’s no denying the […]

The Execution of Troy Davis: A Turning Point for US Justice?

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity issues every Thursday. “We simply cannot say we live in a country that offers equal justice to all Americans when racial disparities plague the system by which our society imposes the ultimate punishment.” Senator Russ Feingold on Civil Rights as […]

Diversity: Seeing in Color

Cross-posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. Do a Google News search for “diversity” and the results are as varied as the word itself implies. But one thing most of the resulting articles have in common is the acknowledgement that for whatever reason, in whichever […]

Educating the Future

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. Latino employment and education seem to be hot topics in the blogosphere nowadays, especially with the ongoing, heated immigration debates. Regardless of your stance on the latter issue, one thing is certain: the Latino population is booming […]

Diversity: Tap or Bottle? Your Skin Color May Tell the Answer

Cross posted from McKinney & Associate’s ‘Comm in the Storm’ blog, where I write about Diversity every Thursday. In the years since major brands like Coca-Cola and Nestle first decided to bottle and sell water, a mostly-free and vital resource, marketing tactics have gone from convincing consumers that “it tastes better” to “it’s healthier” to […]