Currently, there are (at least) two modes of thinking surrounding the onslaught of technology (Zoom meetings, apps to order food, driverless cars, social media, Amazon, on-demand entertainment, virtual reality, AI, etc.): (1) Wow, this makes life easier. (2) Where is the human connection in all of this? There is a certain level of fear happening … Continue reading What the US Military Can Teach Us About a Culture of Tech and People
This week, I watched Netflix’s Operation Varsity Blues: The College Admission Scandal. Fascinating. What surprised me most about the documentary is (1) the level of outrage towards parents helping their kids earn spots at America’s top colleges and (2) the calls to abolish the college rating systems. Of course, the parents acted wrongly. Newsflash: Money … Continue reading Operation Varsity Blues and a Lesson on Culture
Racism, classism, colorism, sexism, etc. are all part of our human DNA as much as the need for water and food. I truly believe this. The study of humankind – going back thousands of years – points to this. Travel the world – US, South America, Asia, Europe, Africa – we see bold remnants everywhere. … Continue reading The 7 Steps to A Possible Cure for Racism, et al.
Humanism – the belief human beings are able to live ethical and fulfilled lives – apart from a theistic deity – for the greater good. Racism – the belief that different races possess distinct characteristics, abilities, or qualities, especially so as to distinguish them as inferior or superior to one another. Colorism – discrimination or … Continue reading Humanism + Racism + Colorism + Classism
The University of California, San Francisco defines unconscious bias in the following way: “Unconscious biases are social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing. Unconscious … Continue reading Unconscious Bias and Acceptance