10 Ways to “Be-With” the Election at Thanksgiving

By Howard Ross As we approach the beginning of the holiday season, and with Thanksgiving now only a few days away, many families are struggling to know how to be with relatives who hold different political views from their own.  According to the New York Times, many...

Inclusive Responses in Times of Fear

By Howard Ross Lately, it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams.  Tragic situations both in the U.S. and around the world generate anger, stress, grief, and tension, contributing to an overall climate of fear. Every day, people in our organizations come to...

Unconscious Bias in Law Enforcement

There are few places in our culture today in which unconscious bias plays a more important role than in law enforcement.  A significant number of highly publicized events in the recent past (e.g. Ferguson, MO, Cinncinati, OH, Chicago, IL, Baltimore, MD) have created a...

Selective Attention and the Politics of Hypocrisy

By Howard Ross, Founder and Chief Learning Officer The past weeks have been filled with tragedy and the requisite reaction to those tragedies. The Paris attacks followed by the assault on Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs this past Friday have once again given us...

A False Equivalency

By Howard Ross, Founder and Chief Learning officer I know that some people are excited about last week’s Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges legalizing marriage equality in all 50 states; however, being a historian by training, I am aware that the “real”...