Well, well. As a well-traveled black male, I’ve know the US environment, no the global environment, to have prejudice and bias. Not life threating hatred, but some. I believe, all humans utilize biases–The human brain works quite efficiently with biases (a topic worthy of a blog post by itself).
My key learning from the article is that sufficient racial integration has not occurred such that a broad base of Americans, see, Americans with racial differences as one of them. If the article would have reported on the racial prejudice of Black people, I suspect there would be no progress. My life experience certainly echoes the percentages quoted in the article.
As I reflect on the article, I remember the discussion Barack Obama made after the wide display of the Rev. Wright sermons. One telling point he made, “America has not integrated its churches.” Maybe that is the true evidence of integration, religious worship. The American society has focused integration efforts on schools, employment, housing and with the Affordable Care Act, health care. Maybe, just maybe, its time to effectively integrate religious worship. Now, that is a challenge.
AP poll: Majority harbor prejudice against blacks – Yahoo! News.
While science needs proof in specific forms, humans have the power of intuition. Studies such as these are inconclusive for developing broad policy guidelines. But for me, the study confirms established beliefs: Read more
I have three family members who are of the age, where making a college choice is a stressful experience. As I have witnessed each child’s experience, I remember my experiences choosing a college. As life has played out, I have had this experience twice—once for undergraduate studies and another for graduate studies. I have conveyed to them my thoughts and experiences but when I was sent an article debating historically black colleges (HBCUs) and ivy league institutions, I felt compelled to put my thoughts down Read more
The truth about grit – The Boston Globe.
Science is gaining greater consensus that perseverance and focus are the keys to success. Hurray! After years of biased researchers claiming intelligence as the key to success, the tide appears to be turning. Read more
The words below are copied from the Daily OM www.dailyom.com.
This reminds me of the most important message, treat people as individuals first and foremost. Among the many dimensions of diversity, this is an appropriate reminder that money is indeed a dimension of diversity, it tells you nothing about the person inside.
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The New York Times published an article on Friday “Colleges Regroup After Votes Ban Race Preferences” that got me thinking about affirmative action, and college selection. Below is my immediate reaction.
Funny, how the admission office at large public universities cannot seem to learn from their counterparts at athletic offices on the other side of campus. If you want the best talent, you must identify and recruit the talent. Read more