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....more No comments
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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....more No comments
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....
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....more No comments
The already lengthy list of lessons learned from Baltimore continues to grow. The line up of diverse Police Officers now under charges* in Baltimore can lead to one more standout observation. Diversity doesn't change organizational culture. In stark contrast to Ferguson, MO's police force, Baltimore's has all of the human cultural "diversity" many....more No comments
Are you hearing about "Diversity Programs" more, but enjoying it less? Top global thinkers are seriously questioning whether the traditional "Made in America" Diversity Paradigm has created more conflict than it has resolved in tandem with multiculturalism. Increasingly, both domestic and international experts are insisting that there must be new viable alternatives to....more No comments
The Oklahoma University racism issues exploded on the scene via mobile video upload. The social media protest quickly turned the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity bus ride song styling into yet another “tweet heard round the world," driving news headlines at major TV, cable networks and print outlets. Oddly enough, the harsh,....more No comments
There is no shortage of opinion and rationalization regarding the spate of questionable killings in recent weeks and years by law enforcement officers. Few would argue that they are, in any case, tragic losses of life. The most recent incidents have shaken the sensibilities of Americans of all backgrounds. Government and....more No comments