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Post-Diversity – What Does It Mean?

Pensive 7K0A0079   Essayist D.J. Waldie, describes Los Angeles a number of ways. One way in particular caught my eye...     "It's a post-diversity city," he wrote, "where 'diversity' talk is both a sign of Anglo anxiety about the new people living next door and a word of self-congratulation about not being too anxious." In contrast, Santa Monica columnist, Steve....
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Suspense

Bungy Jump 1   SUSPENSE:  Watching with admiring awe from the safe, solid mountain’s edge as the slender and sleek young lady graced the clear altitudinous thin morning air with her form and flesh, arms outstretched in a classic swan dive having hurled herself with gleeful abandon from the tram’s bungee platform, calves and ankles clamped....
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Separation of Culture and State – Cultural Neutrality

GW 2012_08_11_EOS_0189 Does the United States benefit from new laws to deal with the new realities of its multi-layered pluralism? A look at one significant facet of America's "diversity of values" may suggest an answer. Intense religious conflict rages in hot spots around the world. The global challenges with managing religious diversity (expressed as "differences") are reflected....
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The Sixties Are Back! (Or Maybe They Never Left)

60s Style hb-littlemixfiascomagazine1-mdn After penning this post back in March, there was only an afterthought of the probability of a revisit and update if any other incidents or conditions mirrored the 1960s. Sadly, that which has occurred went beyond anything that crossed my mind as a probability. It is with heavy heart that pen returns to hand, as an atrocity with a familiar tone brings....
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The Diversity Paradigm – A Detective Story

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What's in a name?  A paradigm by any other name would smell as sweet...

  FORWARD I was mildly surprised by the notion that anyone could believe “the diversity paradigm” didn’t exist. Ineffective? Probably. Missing in action, maybe. But nonexistent? No such thing? I’d never heard that before.  Yet, the provocateurs in the conspiracy of this....
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Child Experimentation – Has D&I Finally Gone Too Far?

Hands Children csm_Copy_of_iStock_000013695021Medium_01_7df3533d0c Children are being forced to choose sides in America's racial culture wars. Diversity in the context of identity is a subject that can fill the average-sized library’s total shelf space, at the very least.  Racial differences, perhaps the most complex and combustible topic among all the related topics, may be a subject appropriate for curriculum investigation at graduate....
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Held Hostage by Her Honda!

penny-dreadful-trapped-in-carThe frantic phone call from our neighbor sounded like a prank. It wasn’t. “I’m locked in my car. Can you please come over right away with the key? My daughter took my keys, and I can’t get out.” She had pulled into her driveway while talking with her office on the mobile phone, like many other days. Her teenager daughter exited the....
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