Gender diversity is linked with corporations’ success:
Issues of race and racism in the healthcare field. Doctors and nurses are taught to provide care for all, regardless of race or background. But what about when the patient is racist and doesn’t want a healthcare provider of a different race to treat them?
- Chen: How to treat the abusive, even racist patient (kieferm10.wordpress.com)
- Thoroughly Modern Paula (washingtonmonthly.com)
- Paula Deen’s Head Cook And ‘Soul Sister’ Opens Up About Broken Promises, Low Wages And Racial Mistreatment (madamenoire.com)
Jazz and race, in the 1930’s and 1940’s in the United States.
“In this Found in Translation Session, Pico leads a discussion on whether foreignness exists. The tension between expanded technology, more interaction, more mixing of languages, and the concept that finding places that are truly foreign is getting more and more difficult. But is the world growing homogeneously or is it in fact as full of foreignness and distance as it ever was? The translators offer a unique position as their work with TED Talks helps to preserve or revive languages and culture that have been threatened by politics or demographics.”
Where are you from? What does it mean to be “from” somewhere… does that refer to your heritage, your legal status, where you spend your time, or your heart? This is a wonderful talk by writer Pico Iyer.
From my friends at Cultural Detective!
- Using Army Recruitment Ads to Develop Cross-Cultural Skills (culturaldetective.com)
- Cross-cultural Competence Enhances Productivity AND Satisfaction (culturaldetective.com)
As I post this, closing arguments are underway in the George Zimmerman trial, a case that is wrapped in issues of identity, stereotyping, perceptions, justice, and race. As we examine Trayvon’s death and George’s trial (and all the related media and framing), this piece, written shortly after Trayvon’s death by my friend Andy Johnson, provides an opportunity for reflection.