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What is “Diversity Fatigue”?

In 1996 the term Diversity Fatigue entered into the English lexicon. In 2006 there were newsrooms that were failing at diversifying their newsrooms who brought the term back to a place of popularity. In layman’s terms, diversity fatigue means that when you bring up the topic of diversity training or discussion about needing to diversify […]


Taking to The Streets: BLM & Eagles

The recent rowdy celebrations in the streets of Philadelphia following the major victory of the Eagles at Super Bowl LII looked oddly familiar to many spectators. The massive crowds of people damaging public property, turning over cars, and raiding convenience stores may have been interpreted as overwhelming joy in sports while others saw it as […]


How White is the White House?

The recent departure of a white house senior staffer, Celebrity Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault Newman, has left the current administration with a diversity problem. This loss of a prominent female African American figure has lead to a noticeable even whiter White House. The former senior staffer herself has raised attention to the administration’s inability to […]

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Diversity in Public Office

Diversity shook the country in this November’s election in the United States. The American people saw racial and religious minorities, as well as members of the LGBTQ community, create historic moments in our political and governing landscape. This collective moment of celebrating the diversity of our public officials differs immensely from the current administration’s divisive […]


How to Preserve History While Respecting Others

In August 2017, a confrontation spurred by the Charlottesville march and terror attack has emboldened an increase in the support of Confederate symbols. Recently, the Southern Poverty Law Center found in a survey of 2,000 educators a recent increase in verbal harassment, the use of racial slurs, and incidents involving swastikas, Nazi salutes, and displays […]


How to Navigate Difficult Conversations With Respect

In such tense and dividing times, conversations about polarizing issues are inevitable. Whether it is small talk regarding something our president tweeted or what we, as a country, should do in response to mass shootings over Thanksgiving dinner, it is important to navigate political conversations with compassion while finding common ground. At times everyone is […]


How to Create Inclusion at Work

Inclusion is “the act of creating environments in which individuals or a group can be and feel welcomed, respected, supported, and valued to fully participate. An inclusive and welcoming climate embraces differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people” (Clayton-Pedersen, O’Neil, & Musil, 2007). The work environment can sometimes have facets that do […]


How to Report Discrimination in the Workplace

The battle of discrimination in the workplace is a difficult process to begin oftentimes due to the fear of disrupting the natural flow of the work environment and being blamed for bringing drama into the workplace.Yet, it is quite important to be vocal about any form of discrimination. The following are some great steps to […]