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Autism and Jimmy’s Loud Hands

Difficulty making eye contact Difficulty dealing with changes in routine Hand-flapping and other repetitive behaviors Meltdowns or tantrums According to findings from one recent study, these autistic symptoms and behaviors are primarily responsible for the social exclusion experienced by individuals … Continue reading

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Summer Camps:  Experiential Learning and Lifelong Lessons

Sometimes I wonder why my passions and interests have coalesced around diversity, race, and respect.  All I have to do is look back at how I spent my summers as a child.  First, let me say that I grew up … Continue reading

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Stereotype Threat Hits Home

For a long time, I have been interested in the idea of stereotype threat, its causes and consequences, and what I can do as a professor to lessen or eliminate it among my students.  Stereotype threat, which refers to the … Continue reading

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Diversity Training and Police: Ten Success Strategies Part I

As someone who has conducted training for police in the field of diversity, I am well aware of the challenge of doing this effectively.  Increasingly, attention is directed at “divides” in the U.S., including those that evolve around race, ethnicity, … Continue reading

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Inclusion: Obama and Romney Disappoint

When talking politics these days, it is not enough to simply address diversity; nor is it enough to just address gender and race.  The ability of candidates to model inclusion in terms of what they say and do is of … Continue reading

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Racism: A More Inclusive View

Racism is one of the most powerful words in the English language.  Trouble is, racism tends to conjure up different images in the minds of Whites and Blacks. Consider the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, … Continue reading

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