October 2, 2020

Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working with King 5 staff providing DEI training and will continue to do so into 2021. This led to another opportunity. Joyce Taylor and one of King 5’s producers Christin Ayers, asked me to consult on a project they...

September 27, 2020

When we speak boldly and challenge White supremacy, White supremacy pushes back. We’ve seen this most recently in the federal investigation into racial justice workshop in the City of Seattle. This was quickly followed by a memo from Russell Vought, Director of the Off...

June 8, 2020

While it is certainly not the only thing that needs to be done in order for change to occur, one way to demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism is for leaders to share a written statement. Messaging to the world where you stand during these times of unrest reminds us t...

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...

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