Me at the Learning Elite gala for the spring Chief Learning Officer symposium. This was my spare dress. You should have seen the one that wouldn’t act right! Not to mention I forgot all my jewelry at home. I had to wear the same earrings for four straight days. Quel Horror. Advertisements Continue reading Doing My Thing on the Black Carpet
Here I am yesterday, last day of the spring Chief Learning Officer Symposium. I’m moderating a panel titled “Hits and Misses: Ten Years of Learning and Technology.” Very lively discussion. Our panelists engaged in some good-natured disagreement that really resonated with the audience. I also had a coughing fit for no apparent reason. But hey! … Continue reading I Look So Official, Right? #CLOsym #learning #technology
Great topic. Whether or not race should be a factor in the college admissions process is a many tentacled issue. I’m waiting to see what the Supreme Court will have to say, and how its ruling will play out on public and private college and university campuses. But where exactly was my lipstick in this … Continue reading Does #Race Impact College Attendance? #diversity #inclusion
So Quvenzhané Wallis is playing Annie, and as the moment of truth – also known as the film trailer release came and went – there has been a ton of, um, concern from people who are confused and chagrined the nine year old African-American is playing the iconic role.
For those of you who are unfamiliar, the original film Annie was a little white girl with curly bright red hair. Wallis is far from that, and the backlash has been impressive. Continue reading “What’s Wrong With a Black Annie? #Annie #diversity #discrimination #film #movies”
I almost forgot to post this. I’m still working on my on camera chops…I need a lot of work. LOL. I have GOT to remember to wear my contacts! There’s a nasty glare off my poor glasses and without them I look cross-eyed…I hope I don’t look like that all the time… But some of … Continue reading Black Films Do Make Money, Are Relatable To Wide Audiences #diversity #inclusion #film #movies
I guess I never really thought about harassment in a diversity context. But then I read “10 Things That Street #HarassmentIs, In Case You Really Don’t Think It’s Important” by Soraya Chemaly, and it changed my mind, big time.
It’s not that I haven’t been harassed. I have. I’m reasonably cute, I have breasts, and I’m black. In some places that’s a recipe for disaster, a triple disaster, in fact. I’ve been importuned on the street, while visiting foreign countries, on jobs. But see, I’m what they call a ball buster. What I get, is often what I give. Continue reading “Harassment: the Unsung #Diversity Problem #HarassmentIs”
Okay, so if Arizona Governor Jan Brewer – she of the pointing finger in President Obama’s face; I’m so not a fan – passes the Exercise of Religion bill making it legal for business owners to discriminate against gay and lesbian customers if it pleases their religious beliefs, I will not be visiting that state, like, ever. In fact, I will be boycotting anything that starts with and ends with A, period.
Whatever next? Are we going to reinstitute prohibition? Maybe resurrect Jim Crow while we’re at it? Come on. I know – better than some – that we do not in fact live in a post-racial, completely gender and difference supportive society, but this is pushing it a bit too far, no? Continue reading “Arizona on Verge of Legalizing #Discrimination? #diversity #religiousfreedom”
I’m at it again, y’all. I think I’m getting better with the whole broadcast thing. The news upon which this broadcast focused posed an interesting question: How far should schools or companies be prepared to go to ensure that all students or employees can contribute at their highest level? Continue reading Is It Right to Choose #Diversity Over Exclusivity?
When I first heard that football prospect Michael Sam came out as gay before the NFL draft, I thought, well, that was dumb. You’re jeopardizing your future for what? To share something essentially private with a bunch of people who didn’t ask for the information.
Of course, that was just a knee-jerk first response. Continue reading “Michael Sam: Someone Has To Go First”