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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Eliminating Racism

Today is the International Day for the Elimination  of Racial Discrimination.  It is an odd day indeed. Do we wish each other “happy racism elimination day” or do we  express [...]

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Knowing Yourself to Help Others

Many people and organizations are becoming more interested in implicit or unconscious bias and the role it plays in our interaction with those who are different. Just like “mindbugs” [...]

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Heeding Dr. King’s Warning

Martin Luther King Jr. Day was celebrated yesterday (Jan 20) across the United States, in Canada and around the world.  This is done each year on the third Monday of January. The day had me [...]

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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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Racial Profiling: Can we all get along?

Rodney King died without ever getting the answer to the question he asked so many years ago: “Can we all get along?” The man who ignited one of the worst urban riots in U.S. history [...]

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Unhealthy Workplaces

The most recent example of “Going Postal” occurred recently in Manchester, Connecticut. Omar Thornton, the newest driver for Hartford Distributors, a family-run wholesaler of beer and wine, was [...]

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Confronting The Messy Side of Diversity

One year ago this month, a bold and out-of-the-frame project was launched to change the face of leadership in the city of Toronto. The primary goal of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership [...]

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