Why Trump’s Call for Moral Equivalency is Morally Corrupt

Why Trump’s Call for Moral Equivalency is Morally Corrupt

I am on sabbatical this month, finishing my new book on Belonging. Ironically this has put me in a position of being deep in research about polarization at a time when our culture is being torn apart before our eyes. Despite the fact that I am supposed to be writing,...
Is Charlottesville America’s Kristallnacht?

Is Charlottesville America’s Kristallnacht?

In February 2017, the City Council of Charlottesville, VA voted to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee, and rename the park where it stood. This was the impetus for Jason Kessler to invite a network of white supremacists and neo-Nazis to march in Charlottesville, on the...
Dealing with Taboo: Religion

Dealing with Taboo: Religion

“Oh, we don’t talk about that here.” These are difficult words to hear when working with companies who have hopes and dreams of becoming truly inclusive workplaces. Yet, as a practitioner of diversity and inclusion, I hear this phrase, or its variation, frequently:...
Pop Culture, Mansplained

Pop Culture, Mansplained

In the long list of stereotypes we typically attach to gender, there’s something in there about talking, specifically how much we speak. An ideal male, according to a Western definition of masculinity, could easily be described as “stoic,” and a key component of...