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The Sugarcoated Language Of White Fragility

Anna Kegler | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Anna Kegler

For a while now, I've been thinking about how terms like "white privilege," "inclusion" and "unconscious bias" all sound just... too nice. Don't they seem a little on the pleasant side for words used to address a system of racist oppression?

Country Music Star Sam Riddle Shatters Age Old Taboo, Falls For A Woman Of Color In His Newest Music Video -- "Hey You."

Jacob Weber | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Jacob Weber

America is reeling amid re-ignited racial flames, and country music ace (and Vegas favorite) Sam Riddle appears to be the only cowboy with the steer-sized cojones to reach through that fire...for the hand of stunning South African actress and dancer Sibo Mlambo (Starz' "BlackSails.")

Raising Kids Who Will Always Be The 'Minority'

Rubiena Duarte | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents
Rubiena Duarte

I notice my kids being excluded in the communities we live in. I notice the school system initiate programs that don't take into account the small group of kids who are not white.

Can Embracing Diversity & Inclusion Help Stop the Violence?

John Friedman | Posted 07.11.2016 | Impact
John Friedman

Whether we wear a uniform or a skin color, or a certain style of clothing, etc., we all bleed red. We're all human. And if we get to know each other, perhaps it will help stem the violence. That may be naive, but I I continue to search for answers. Because things cannot continue this way.

Is There Such A Thing As LEADERSHIP? LEAD³

Sylvana Storey | Posted 07.08.2016 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Given the unfolding events following the Brexit outcome this past week, we could all forgive ourselves for asking is there such a thing as leadership?

A Declaration Of Inclusion On Independence Day

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

In this spirit and for this great purpose, it's time for our nation's leaders to affirm the universal application of our democratic principles by denouncing the politics of exclusion and standing for inclusion.

Embracing Discomfort

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.29.2016 | Impact
Kathleen P. Enright

Like many, I've spent a great deal of time thinking about what more I -- and, by extension, the organization I lead, Grantmakers for Effective Organiz...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Says It 'Feels Like Senior Year' As He Preps To Leave 'Hamilton'

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Brexit And The Instant Gratification Economy

Ross Baird | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Ross Baird

The Brexit is a product of fear. From the Trump campaign to the UK Independence Party, we are seeing a response to decades of short-term thinking, driven by instant gratification, that has created an economy that a lot of people don't want to be a part of.

3 Women-led Startups That Are Changing Their Industries

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Craig Newmark

Note: I want to make sure that people realize that my women in tech initiative is the creative product of Allyson Kapin and Justyn Hintze from Women W...

Talking About Tolerance: What You Can Teach Your Child After The Orlando Shooting | Posted 06.21.2016 | Parents

The violence of Saturday night's mass shooting in Orlando, FL. has left many parents and educators wondering how to purposefully discuss the event, which was the deadliest attack on American soil since 9/11, with their children.

What Faith Communities Should Do Post-Orlando Shooting

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 06.13.2016 | Politics
Norma Cook Everist

If a nightclub in Orlando is not a safe place for LGBT people to gather, how do we create safe places for us be different together? A hate crime against one person or group is a discriminatory assault against any one and every group. How do we support one another? What will we do and say and be this week and every week?

Where Are the Smartest Places on Earth? You May Be Surprised By the Answer

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 06.07.2016 | World
Bhaskar Chakravorti

"The Smartest Places on Earth" by Antoine van Agtamael and Fred Bakker is a smart book. It is also smartly timed. And the smartest thing it does is land right at the intersection of where three different critical and timely debates have converged.

Accelerating Democracy: Creating Pathways to Prosperity

Andrea Hoffman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Business
Andrea Hoffman

At the height of the Lean In movement, I remember seeing Warren Buffet say something to the effect that America would be more competitive as a nation if we tapped into our untapped talent.

The Inclusion Project: Ability Reveals Itself

Brad Hopton | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Brad Hopton

On Monday, June 6, PwC is hosting the first Inclusion Project, an innovative business gathering of senior executives and thought leaders committed to ...

Building a Culturally Conscious Future for the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

It was my honor last week to attend the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show which showcased the singing, dancing, playing of music, and performing...

Our Tomorrow: Longing for a Movement That Leaves No One Behind

Eliana C.F. Reyes | Posted 05.25.2016 | Queer Voices
Eliana C.F. Reyes

In a national conversation about the future of the LGBTQ movement, many LGBTQ Americans said there was more work to be done after the June 2015 Suprem...

Entrepreneurial Hustle: Limitless Driver of Global Prosperity

Javier Saade | Posted 05.21.2016 | Technology
Javier Saade

This blog first appeared on Medium and its Global Entrepreneurship Summit section. Hola, me llamo Javier. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and no...

Dear Teacher Of My Food Allergic Child

Caroline Moassessi | Posted 05.23.2016 | Parents
Caroline Moassessi

Teachers are some of the most important people who walk this planet. I should have explained that when you exclude my child with life-threatening food allergies during activities and celebrations, the impact goes far beyond the blurry eyes trying to hide tears.

The Carnegie Hall You Thought You Knew

Andrea Hoffman | Posted 05.23.2016 | New York
Andrea Hoffman

New York City's acknowledged position as the mecca for arts and entertainment in America means that aspiring artists and performers flock here in untold numbers, willing to sacrifice everything for the opportunity to present their work at the highest levels in their fields.

Have Conservatives Given Up on Kindness, Welcome, and Fairness?

Susan M. Shaw | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Susan M. Shaw

As early as I can remember, my Sunday school teachers taught me to be kind, to share, to welcome others, to take turns, to show respect, and to be fair because that's what the Bible says. These were our values as conservative Christians. Now I see the same values attacked as liberal brainwashing.

Not All Of Us Are Born Into Privilege, But We Can Acquire It

Colleen Sargeant James | Posted 05.17.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Colleen Sargeant James

This girl, who is the same age as me, who I grew up with, went one way in life, and I went another. In theory, the odds should have been stacked against me.

Inclusive Cities Critical to the New Urban Agenda #HabitatIII

Hung Vo | Posted 05.16.2016 | Green
Hung Vo

Photo taken of speakers and participants of the Indigenous Forum session in Toluca. Co-authored by Doug Ragan, Chief of UN-HABITAT Youth and Livelih...

The Future of Our Public Lands Depends on Public Support from ALL Americans

Maite Arce | Posted 05.16.2016 | Latino Voices
Maite Arce

As America's National Park Service celebrates its centennial this summer, we have a responsibility to create a vision for the next century that focuses on the importance of public lands for all Americans.

You Start 'Doing' Diversity by Using the Data

ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery | Posted 05.12.2016 | Technology
ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery

By Brian Krzanich CEO, Intel It's not uncommon for me to hear from someone, "We do diversity too." I always reply with, "Well, what was your diverse...