Tips, Techniques, & Ideas
(an excerpt from The Diversity Advantage)

Form a small group of colleagues to explore the effects of stereotyp­ical thinking. Have each member share the follow­ing information:

·    Describe a time in your childhood when you didn’t fit in. What was the situation; how did you feel; how did you react?

·    Identify a group of which you are a member (e.g. Millenial; Christian, African American male), share what you never want to see, hear or experience as it relates to your group.

Example: European American/White/Caucasian
I never want to hear…

— …”your problems are my fault.”
—     “You just don’t get it.”
—      “All Whites are bigots.”

·    Share what the results and insights of this exercise are with me at

Ponder This …
“So listening, carefully, is what I was taught all my life. I’m just saying that when people don’t listen, it’s not that they don’t learn, they just deny themselves tremendous opportunities and glorious choices.”

—Steven Spielberg

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A World of Inclusion: News of Interest

With the school year now in full operation in most parts of the country, I thought you may wish to read the following articles and pass them on to educators you know. Since HATE is very carefully taught, let’s support teachers who are teaching acceptance and understanding.

Three Years Old, Black and Suspended
What is Mix It Up at Lunch Day?
Looking Closely at Ourselves