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Discrimination and National Autism Awareness Month

In a little over a week, we will begin “celebrating” National Autism Awareness Month.  We will highlight children who have made unbelievable progress in spite of their “limitations,” inclusion at schools and in the workplace, awareness and acceptance, and parents … Continue reading

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Perspective in Adversity

If you are not a fan of golf, you might not know that Jordan Spieth is the #1 golf player in the world, and the reigning champion of the Master’s Tournament.  At 22, he is almost half Tiger Wood’s age.  … Continue reading

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Young Diversity Champions

Too often, schools, places of worship, and parents abdicate the responsibility of teaching children to respect and value diversity in spite of research that shows the development of prejudices, stereotypes, and race-specific attitudes often predates kindergarten.  And it can be … Continue reading

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Work/Family Balance: Having It All (Part Three)

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of talk about whether we can “have it all.”  For some, this discussion has revolved around being a wife and mother, maintaining a family, and meeting the expectations of a demanding, well-paying … Continue reading

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Restoring the Olympic Ideal

What is the Olympic ideal?  Is it countries competing with each other in various sports every four years?  That sounds pretty close to what we have now, but it is a far cry from what Pierre de Coubertin had in … Continue reading

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Obama’s and Romney’s Microaggressions: Part Two

What is important here, I think, is not so much how we apologize at the moment, but what we do to change our behaviors and learn from our mistakes.  I view myself as a work in progress, and my son … Continue reading

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Power, Paterno, and PSU: A Question of Values and Perspectives – Part Three

Virtually all of the discussions in recent weeks about alleged child abuse and rape, and the abuse of power at Penn State University (PSU) and then Syracuse University, have focused on individuals, groups, and institutions.  Talk has been directed at … Continue reading

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Cultural Autism

In their book, Developing Cultural Intelligence at Work, authors Early, Ang, and Tan, use the term cultural autism to refer to “people who are seen as inept or even mentally disturbed.” The authors go on to say that autistic individuals … Continue reading

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