The Past Is Still with Us

The Past Is Still with Us

“The past isn’t dead. It’s not even past.” – William Faulkner, American Novelist   I was listening to my favorite podcast, Hidden Brain, when the guest, Dr. Claude Steele quoted Faulkner. The episode was about stereotype threat and Steele was making a key point. He...
Do This When You See Inequities

Do This When You See Inequities

This month we’ve been exploring inequity – what it is, how to spot it, and today we’ll look at three things you can do when you see inequities. Recognizing injustice and unfairness is a start, but there is absolutely more that we can all do to ensure we address...
Let’s Clarify the Meaning of Equity

Let’s Clarify the Meaning of Equity

This month we’ll begin a deep dive into inequity. We’ll explore what it is, unpack why it’s a problem for a healthy democracy, and learn the origins of many inequities in our society today. We’ll also explore what we can do individually and collectively to dismantle...
Explore Your Own Unconscious Bias

Explore Your Own Unconscious Bias

“Two fish are swimming in the water and an older, wiser fish swims by. He says, “Good morning, how’s the water?” One of the younger fish looks a bit puzzled and says, “Excuse me, what is water?” – David Foster Wallace – Commencement Speech Excerpt. Racism...