Archive for the ‘diversity studies’ Category

Thinking Through Diversity

May 28, 2014



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I have been very involved in thinking about how the ideas of diversity help us build our shared society.  I recently published this piece on CNN.com trying to pull together a way of conceptualizing how in our diversity we are together.

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Affluenza doesn’t excuse wrongdoing

December 13, 2013

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from “The Guardian”

Ethan Couch’s lawyer defended him by stating that he was not responsible for driving drunk and killing four people because he had “affluenza”.The legal argument dazzles.  Psychological research doesn’t support it.

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The Mothers of Diversity

December 2, 2013

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We live in a kaleidoscopic time. Social diversity accompanies globalization and technologization.  We seek shelter with similar others only to encounter difference in every excursion. The tension between diversity and unity has never been greater.  We are unique, equal, and still one humanity.  Building diverse togetherness entails intricate stitch work – small threads of different colors creating a whole cloth. Mothering – as practiced by women, men, artists, educators, scientists and healers of all kinds – can expertly thread that needle.  (more…)

Thanksgiving=Diversity Squared

November 25, 2013

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On Thanksgiving do we recognize collaboration between diverse peoples or do we inadvertently celebrate the return of Pilgrims from a successful massacre of over 700 Native Americans? Without a unifying narrative to give shape to our national values, most people will shop instead. Diversity has become an exponential issue generating more anxiety than solutions – all the more reason to participate in and continue this unwieldy conversation.

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