Monday, May 4, 2015

Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership

The United States is known as a melting pot of races, ethnicities, religions, cultures, and traditions, and has always prided itself on that description. We have only grown more diverse as a nation over time; moreover, new media has allowed for a significant increase in racial/ethnic group identity and pride, not to mention an easy and effective way to share information and organize for change (Shivers 2004).

Sunday, May 3, 2015

The Dangers of Neutrality

I’m going to be honest; I am starting to feel a decent amount of anxiety as I begin to write this bog post.  What if I say something wrong?  What if I offend someone?  Who am I to offer any sort of insight?  My task is to discuss what we as leaders can do to address issues around diversity here in our community.   

Friday, May 1, 2015

Proactive Diversity

The recent tragic deaths of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown, Eric Garner and Freddie Gray, are calling into question our commitment to diversity as a nation. We should be challenged to authentically consider the extent to which our country, our states and our cities are not only diverse, but inclusive.

No more excuses: The pressing need for meaningful police reform