President Barack Obama

On March 22, former President Barack Obama wrote a letter to the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where a mass shooter killed 17 people in February. In the handwritten letter, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama wrote they were inspired by the student’s bravery and praised them for calling an end to gun … Read More

Driving While Black

Police stopping black and brown people based on racial profiling reasons is so commonplace- Driving While Black – is often referred as “DRB”. The term Driving While Black is an inclusive term meaning any non-white person. Certainly our Hispanic, Asian, Native American and Gay – Lesbian brothers and sisters experience their unfair share of outright … Read More

Diversity – Starbucks

Two black men were arrested while sitting in Starbucks waiting for a friend to join them.The reason? A Starbuck’s employee called police because the men had not ordered anything, had used the restroom and were sitting at a table. Consequently,the employee determined the two men were loitering. What Happen Next at Starbucks ? Did an … Read More

Starbucks Apology

Last week, the arrest of two black men sitting in a Starbucks store waiting for a friend went viral, thanks to Melissa DePino. Her video of the arrest continues to show the unjust treatment of black and brown people in our country today. While patrons pleaded with officers that the men did nothing wrong and … Read More

When Did “Diversity” Become A Bad Word?

In the early 1990’s, there was a push in Corporate America to hire more non-white males. Since then corporations have made a point to become more diverse. But in the last year, there has been a change in the attitude of our country. There is a struggle against diversity and inclusion, and a fight for … Read More

Diversity Matters SNAP

The Trump administration is proposing drastic changes in the “food stamp” program, now called SNAP. People getting that aid would lose much of their ability to choose the food they buy. Low-income Americans who receive at least $90 a month — just over 80 percent of all SNAP recipients — would get about half of … Read More

Good Old Boys

Who has not heard the term good old boys ? It’s a commonly used American slang that can have both positive and negative meanings depending on context and use.  A formal definition of good old boy would include words such as “a man who embodies some or all of the qualities considered characteristic of many … Read More

America White Again

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) slammed President Donald Trump’s immigration framework, calling it part of a “campaign to make America white again.” She nailed it. On Friday,January 26, Ms. Pelosi stated wrote in a statement, Dreamers are hostage to a hateful anti-immigrant scheme,” Pelosi wrote in a statement on Friday. “The 50 percent cut … Read More

Race bias

Race bias is often at the forefront of hiring minorities. Daily news regarding race bias in discussions of policing, immigration, hiring, housing or placing “a knee during the playing of our National Anthem” is commonplace. President Trump is all in for creating America White Again. Even though there is almost a daily occurrence of race … Read More

White Privilege

Today I learned of a great essay entitled “White Priviledge: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack” written by Ms. Peggy McIntosh in 1988. Amazing insight and awareness of how “white priviledge” manifests itself in our daily lives. The information Ms. McIntosh provided in her essay is,IMHO, “100% on the money”. White privilege still prevails in America. You … Read More