Sadly, as indicated in your article, you fit the profile. Black man driving a BMW, malfunctioning tale light, and the sudden lane change. Bad enough you were driving a BMW while Black, but the lane change, well that sealed it for the cop, you had to be smoking something.
The phony ‘it smells like you were smoking weed’ was in the mind of the cop going to get him an arrest and boost his creds with his fellow officers. …
Until a few months ago, CRT wasn’t on anyone’s radar screen, and now it’s become the latest boogyman.
Those on the right, specifically the Heritage Foundation, have become adept at stirring up parents – many who are highly reactive – to make outlandish demands on a topic they know next to nothing about.
I’ve notice critics of CRT stress the fact it’s taught by liberal professors in liberal universities. They desperately want their children to graduate from those same universities and brag about when asked how their kids are doing at college.
Their hypocrisy is boundless.
The best defense against ignorance is knowledge. Better to know and understand what CRT is than to pretend you do base on manufactured lies constructed to do nothing but elicit raw emotional responses, which lead to ugly outcomes based on the lies being told
Interesting and instructive article. Found myself thinking back to my junior high schools days when we covered the topic slavery. In my high school American History class, it was discussed from the viewpoint of it being the cause of the Civil War. Those classes stuck with me to this day.
As I moved on to a class in World History, it covered the history of Europe, but the nib of slavery was intertwined in the discussion not from the aspect of chattel slavery but slavery of conquest. Which, for me, solidified the horrors of chattel slavery practiced in the United…
Piers Morgan, and others need to leave Simone Biles alone.
If you think this young lady doesn’t want to compete, you are wrong.
There isn’t a person on earth who hasn’t seen what she can do. Her practices alone could set records. There is no doubt in my mind her announcement of withdrawing from the Olympic finals is crushing for her. She has proven she is a tough competitor. So if she is mentally not in the moment, she runs the risk of not only physically hurting herself but mentally as well.
For me, I see a young Black woman…
Reading this excellent piece I found myself lingering on one specific clause, "schools are no longer segregated." For me the essence of your entire argument.
The racial slurs and epithets one can endure, but, short change them on education you not only harm them but either willingly or unwillingly this racist policy impacts those who administer it as well.
Wealth is not just the material things one has acquired, but it is also the intellectual capital and to short change oneself of this because of racist policies in my opinion is indeed the proverbial cutting your nose of to spite your face.
Our past and current racist polices around education continue to slow and restrict our growth.
Appreciate you writing this fine piece.
Mr. Smith, your reason for opposition to discussing CRT is precisely why it needs to be addressed. Let me correct that, discussed and understood what it really is and is not.
As I said, CRT has been around for quite some time. However, since the promotion of the 1619 project, it’s suddenly become a problem. Let me be franker since Donald Trump** and his rabbit pet racist Stephen Miller, the muddying of conversion around race has escalated.
The country’s racism is an undeniable fact and an integral part of the country’s history. Nichole Hanna Jones is not the first individual…
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God, he created them; male and female, he created them.
— Gen 1:27
I have lived long enough to know encounters with the police, for someone who looks like me, can suddenly go off the rails regardless of my standing in the community. Living where I did, being pulled over by the local police, was inevitable. Fortunately, most encounters were noneventful.
However, I remember one I found puzzling. It occurred at a police station in the town of Berlin adjacent to where I lived. …
So much to unpack and discuss, but bottom line, I agree with your assessment. This coming from a recovering diversity consultant. From the viewpoint of one who has seen what was supposed to be a gateway toward opening things up for non-white employees, I have seen this has become the yawn discussion at most management meetings.
Middle managers tend to be the roadblock for most so-called diversity initiatives that come down from the management ivory tower. …
Ms. Stevens, James Baldwin opening words from Stranger in the Village,
"From all available evidence no black man had ever set foot in this tiny Swiss village before I came. I was told before arriving that I would probably be a "sight" for the village; I took this to mean that people of my complexion were rarely seen in Switzerland, and also that city people are always of a 'sight' outside of the city. It did not occur to me - possibly because I am an American- that there could be people anywhere who had never seen a Negro."
As a former diversity consultant, I witness firsthand the process described in this article. While the author lays out her six reasons a CDO leaves, I think she misses a critical aspect that will derail any prospects of success for a company to achieve diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Companies large and small focus on their bottom line, mainly in the area of profit maximization. Their strategic plan is constructed in such a manner to maximize profits. So when senior management meets with their people, their focus is on profit growth.
Talk about diversity is often not part of the discussion…
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