I was thrilled to have an opportunity to interview Arianna Huffington this past week. She has been a mentor to me (even though she doesn't know it). I followed her closely after her sale of The Huffington Post to AOL three years ago, which was the impetus behind starting www.betterafter50.com.
I worked on district committees and pretty soon, I was selected as the department leader and mentor teacher. I was right where I wanted to be. And then my daughter was born. Naively, I thought I could jump right back in.
The inequalities are great and the deep-seated programming is real, even if they are not malevolently based or consciously intentional. It is just a result of conditioning to an old era of beliefs that is beginning to change.
Banks seem to spend way too much time trying to gouge our communities and not enough time doing the basic things you'd expect a bank to do. I am ready to do everything I can to drive these sorts of banks out of our neighborhoods.