Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Go Ethnics Go !?!?

Communities of Colour reject the tactics of certain politicians in their targeting of particular ethno-racial groups in pursuit of so-called “very ethnic votes" !?

We’re more than just a vote. Take a stand. Have a say !! VOTE !!

Source: Colour of Poverty - Colour of Change

Tuesday, April 12, 2011
 


Diversity training damned in new study


Most diversity training is not evaluated at all or languishes in the Level 1, la la land of ‘happy sheets’. So check out Alexandra Kalev’s study from the University of Arizona. 31 years of data from 830 companies – how’s that for a Level 4 evaluative study! Her latest study found, after the delivery of diversity training, a 7.5% DROP in women managers, 10% DROP in black women managers and a 12% DROP in black men in senior management positions. There were similar DROPS among Latinos and Asians.
Groupthink seems to be at the heart of the matter. Groupthink among people who employ and promote people like themselves creates the problem. Groupthink among compliance training companies who simply do what they do without supporting evidence and tout ineffective ‘courses’. Groupthink in HR, who find it easier to just run ‘courses’ rather than tackle real business problems.

Source: Donald Clark Plan B

Diversity training damned in new study

Most diversity training is not evaluated at all or languishes in the Level 1, la la land of ‘happy sheets’. So check out Alexandra Kalev’s study from the University of Arizona. 31 years of data from 830 companies – how’s that for a Level 4 evaluative study! Her latest study found, after the delivery of diversity training, a 7.5% DROP in women managers, 10% DROP in black women managers and a 12% DROP in black men in senior management positions. There were similar DROPS among Latinos and Asians.

Groupthink seems to be at the heart of the matter. Groupthink among people who employ and promote people like themselves creates the problem. Groupthink among compliance training companies who simply do what they do without supporting evidence and tout ineffective ‘courses’. Groupthink in HR, who find it easier to just run ‘courses’ rather than tackle real business problems.

Source: Donald Clark Plan B

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do you find this offensive?

The biggest problem with old-style retweets is people editing content in and out of them, producing a Chinese whispers trail of inaccuracy.

Source: Pete Ashton

Thursday, March 24, 2011 Sunday, March 20, 2011 Saturday, March 19, 2011 Friday, March 18, 2011

Why I'm not celebrating Black History Month

  • Interviewer: Black history month you find…
  • Morgan Freeman: Ridiculous.
  • Interviewer: Why?
  • Morgan Freeman: You’re going to relegate my history to a month?
  • Interviewer: Oh, come on.
  • Morgan Freeman: What do you do with yours? Which month is white history month?
  • Interviewer: (pause) Well, I’m Jewish.
  • Morgan Freeman: Okay. Which month is jewish history month?
  • Interviewer: There isn’t one.
  • Morgan Freeman: Oh, oh. Why not? Do you want one?
  • Interviewer: No.
  • Morgan Freeman: Right. I don’t either. I don’t want a black history month. Black history is American history.
  • Interviewer: How are we going to get rid of racism?
  • Morgan Freeman: Stop talking about it.
  • Question: IS MORGAN FREEMAN CORRECT?
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Are you going to write in Cantonese?

As a generation 1.5 Canadian, I didn’t know how to respond to that. Cantonese is an oral language spoken in parts of Southeast Asia and by some Chinese diaspora – a written language it is not. As someone who navigates as an Anglophone in Canada, the question took me by surprise.

I was talking in English with a Canadian (read ‘white’) about my plans for writing when he posed the question. Imagine if the word “Cantonese” was replaced with say “Yiddish” or “Moorish”, how would that phrase sound?

In multiracial/multilingual Canada where language and race are mutually exclusive elements, it is the ‘Canadians’ who often have difficulty with such a concept.

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