Culture and Forgiveness

  The word “forgiveness” has been popping up a lot these days in the media. Actor Mark Wahlberg is asking for forgiveness for committing racially motivated assaults as a teenager.  In filing [...]

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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 Disconnect

For many people the word “diversity” is an honourific term that denotes positive things in the workplace, on teams or in neighbourhoods: including more creativity, more innovation, [...]

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The Lighter the Brighter?

A new study by researchers at San Francisco State University has confirmed what many people have known all along (at least those in the African Diaspora). The study titled, “When an [...]

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Be it Resolved….or Not

Many people make resolutions at the start of the New Year.  Some people, however, avoid them at all costs; after all, they say, “Ill just break them any way.” Just visit a local health club and [...]

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Gestures and Culture

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRQSRed58XM&feature=related

When is a handshake more than a handshake? When is a nod a "yes" or a "no?"

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The DiversiPro Movie

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSLHvlLRt40] How we live with the earth, and how we live with each other — these are two of the defining issues of our time. This audio – [...]

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The Un-Reality of “Whiteness”

The latest cover of Vanity Fair features nine actresses as the faces of the "new Hollywood." The women have many things in common: they are obviously female, they are also pretty, thin and [...]

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