Diversity Council Staff Blog

November 21, 2017

White Privilege. Implicit Bias. Microagression. Systemic Racism. Historical Trauma. Affirmative Action. ADA Compliance. Gender Inequality. With so much to consider and so very many opinions, it is difficult to identify legitimate information and resources for personal...

October 9, 2017

The second Monday in October is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Let the debate surrounding Columbus Day begin! Or should I say, let it continue?

This debate surrounding the abolishment of Columbus Day has been going strong for decades now, and rightfully so. It...

July 25, 2017

The Diversity Council is deeply engaged in regional efforts to build skills and career pathways to ensure that everyone has access to living wage jobs and is participating fully in the workforce. Between recruiting challenges for employers and barriers for marginalized...

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 28, 2017

I'm a sociology nerd. I could discuss social theories all day and never tire of it. Have a few academic journals lying around? I'll take those off your hands to read for fun. What can I say? We are living during a pretty tumultuous time in history, and I guess I am jus...

March 7, 2017

eq·ui·ty    ˈekwədē/        noun
The quality of being fair and impartial; "equity of treatment"
synonyms: fairness, justness, impartiality, egalitarianism

In our work at the Diversity Council we interact everyday with the complex realities...

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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