Diversity is an extremely contentious word. So volatile, in fact, if you say it in mixed company I’d say there’s a fair chance that responses will run the gamut from positive to negative, or the room will start to clear. To clarify, people are either all for it because they understand the benefits and the … Continue reading 3 Ways You Can Tell a Company Isn’t Sincere about Diversity
You shouldn’t be able to sue so easily these days. It’s too easy and too punitive. I’m not saying it’s not necessary. Of course, it is. There are company cultures that actively breed employee mistreatment. In those organizations bias is as common as bathroom breaks, and it’s just as institutionalized. In those cases, sometimes a … Continue reading These Days, Are Companies Too Scared of Litigation?
This is my last blog before we usher in the next President of the United States. Wow. That’s something. I’m having trouble imagining what my life will be like should either candidate assume the Presidential mantle, but one question keeps going through my head on a loop: have these crazy political campaigns finally and officially … Continue reading Double Standards Are Alive, Well and On Your Ballot
So this week everyone’s talking about pussy grabbing. I’m not being vulgar, that literally is what everyone’s talking about thanks to Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. By now you’ve probably heard snippets from the recording released last Friday of Trump boasting to now suspended Today Show host Billy Bush how fame meant he could do anything … Continue reading Dude, Don’t Grab the Pussy – Especially Not at Work
This week, in a 3-0 decision, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed a case brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against an Alabama company that rescinded a job offer because a black woman refused to cut off her locks. I don’t want to, but I can see two sides in the issue. Dreads … Continue reading Stay Out of My Hair. Deal with My Work
I’m not one for contemplating the big questions. You know: Why are we here? Does God exist? What’s the meaning of life? I disdained philosophy in college. I had a headache the entire class because my eyes were constantly rolling, and no question ever seemed to have an answer. I’m big on answers: We’re here … Continue reading What Are You Scared Of?
So, my kid’s in town. I think of him as my kid even though he’s my nephew because I raised him. From age six months to five when I left for college, if I wasn’t in school or occasionally doing a play, he was my constant companion. I taught him how to walk, talk, tie … Continue reading I’m in Awe of My Millennial Nephew
You know what really gets me tight? Injustice. Unfairness. Blatant favoritism. I’ve learned to control my external reactions to these things. But sometimes, inside my belly, there’s a pissed off group of tiny little me’s of all shapes and hues howling at the perennial injustices visited upon minorities in this country. The biggest piss off … Continue reading Here’s to Ryan Lochte’s Get Out Jail Free Card
Viola Davis has been all over the news this week. She broke yet another barrier when she won her first Emmy for lead actress in a drama series, the first ever to be awarded to a black woman. It was also a hot week for TV premieres, namely “Black-ish” and “Empire.” I’ve never watched the … Continue reading Shades of Grey