November 24, 2011

Ah, fall. The leaves shine colorfully in the rain before they’re blown off by gusts of wind. Days turn swiftly to night. And racial stereotypes abound. Between Halloween, Thanksgiving and the usual ill-conceived party or auction theme, fall really tis the season of cul...

October 29, 2011

How many of us start trying to find ways to mediate or show the commonalities in our beliefs when witnessing racial conflict between people or disagreeing with someone ourselves?

How many are willing to stay engaged and understand the root of the disagreement?

How many...

October 7, 2011

 “Is your comfort more important than someone else’s pain?” -Author Unknown

I went to a training on Generational Diversity recently. It was interesting, but I realized after the 3 hours session that there was not a single point at which I’d had to look at myself or the...

September 14, 2011

Dr. Hollins and I are doing a short presentation based on the work of Derald Wing Sue on Racial Microaggressions tomorrow morning (for examples of many types of microaggressions check this out). We’re starting by sharing our Where I’m From poems, and speaking to how ou...

August 22, 2011

Culturally competent leaders can come from all levels of an organization or community. While leaders have the responsibility to move their organization towards positive change, it’s important they recognize they are also learning along the way. Becoming culturally comp...