Tag Archives: diversity

Structural Racism: A Long Way to Go 

I love the Opt Ed section of the paper. I believe we all need to write at least one letter on something we’re passionate about in our lifetime. In saying that, I applaud this reader Re: “#TeachTruth: Don’t censor honest … Continue reading

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Diversity,Equity,Inclusion

Know the difference between “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion.” Though they’re often presented collectively as “DEI,” these terms each have their own meanings. To me, diversity means embracing and honoring a wide array of differences. It’s more than representing difference; it’s … Continue reading

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The Privileges of Driving

In a small discussion group for a course I was taking on racism, I described a time when a cop and I bantered back and forth after I’d been pulled over. A young Black man said, “I could not ever … Continue reading

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Not Racist

I’m realizing that I can’t just view myself as “not racist” and therefore not part of the problem. That’s not good enough. If I’m being honest, I know I still have a lot to learn and that there are many … Continue reading

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Playing With Dolls

It was Los Angeles in the 1950s, and my mother was ahead of her time. After my older sister, Debbie, got a doll, I wanted one just like hers. Of course my mother said yes. My mother’s friend, June, came … Continue reading

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