The Dream Explodes

In his poem Dream Deferred, Langston Hughes asked:  “What happens to a dream deferred ?”  Sixty three years later, we have found an answer in Ferguson, Missouri. Some people say the [...]

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The “One Happy”

 The province of Saskatchewan has a booming economy but projections are that the current workforce will shrink as workers get older. So they are looking for workers. However, merely filling the [...]

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Blinded by “Merit”

Few people would disagree that Blacks and other non-whites are treated differently than whites by the criminal justice system.  All the statistical data show that Blacks get harsher penalties, [...]

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The Great Diversity Divide

There’s an ongoing war of words between the anti-oppression, diversity and inclusion and intercultural competence camps. It can be nasty sometimes. All sides have the same goal of eliminating [...]

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Diversity on All Cylinders

A successful diversity and inclusive program has many moving parts, so it’s important to make sure all the parts are operating at full capacity. And like a high-performance sports car, the [...]

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My Home and Adopted Land

Canada is celebrated around the world for its tolerance and acceptance of people who are different. In fact, Canadians wear its multiculturalism as a badge of honour. although there are times [...]

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Traits of Inclusive Leaders

Members of a Diversity and Inclusion Council completed the following sentence: “Leaders in an organization are being inclusive when….” They are walking the (diversity) talk and [...]

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Diversity is No Guarantee of Success

Just because a team is diverse — having people with different perspectives, race and cultural backgrounds — is no guarantee the team will be effective. A recent analysis of the [...]

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Diversity Inertia

Newton’s first law — the law of inertia — states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion. The same law can be applied to diversity and [...]

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