Diversity Council Staff Blog

August 8, 2017

Is there a reason why people want to keep the world the way it is? Because, I don't see the profit in maintaining the status quo.

Six and a half years ago I started working at the Diversity Council, and it was the start of a growing and learning season in my life. I fac...

May 31, 2017

While I was mowing the lawn last week, I had my headphones on playing my Taylor Swift station on the Pandora streaming service. Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” started playing, and for some reason, I had never really listened to the lyrics to that song until that moment...

April 25, 2017

I’ve been thinking about colorblindness a lot, the way people say, “Underneath it all, aren’t we all just the same?” Blood, bones, a deep need for belonging, and an existential longing for purpose – or is that just me? Sure, maybe we are the same in a biological sense,...

March 21, 2017

The other day I was watching an interview Ellen conducted with Asia Kate Dillon, who plays a character identified as gender non-binary in a TV show called “Billions.” Ellen and Asia discussed how Asia and the show's character both identify and what it means to be...

February 14, 2017

Having hard conversations with people about race and intersectionality can be extremely uncomfortable, especially with my white friends. Currently, our political climate has made it difficult to go about your day without being bombarded by some kind of call to action,...

January 10, 2017

I read an article in the New York Times called "We're All a Little Biased, Even If We Don't Know It," by Emily Badger. It's true that we all have biases and that they will always be there. They are created by our experiences, by our preferences, and by being taught at...

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