The Murder of Sandra Bland’s Character

The Murder of Sandra Bland’s Character

Sandra Bland was buried over the weekend, dead as a result of driving while Black in Waller County, Texas — previously best known for being a rail-head for moving slave-picked cotton north. They’re done with her body, but the murder of her character continues unabated. Following State Trooper Brian Encinia’s fit of pique that landed… Continue Reading

Why NCAA Diversity is Worse than Hollywood Diversity

Why NCAA Diversity is Worse than Hollywood Diversity

Originally published Jan. 13, 2016 Question from a DiversityInc reader: Hollywood diversity is a bit like NCAA diversity, isn’t it? Gotta sell tickets, gotta win, gotta be successful. What plays is what wins most, and what wins is what’s playing. All those silly little kiddies on campus fighting micro-aggression, white privilege and hating the way… Continue Reading

FBI Director Blows It in Race Speech

FBI Director Blows It in Race Speech

Originally published Feb. 17, 2015 By Luke Visconti In an unprecedented move, FBI Director James Comey addressed a crowd at Georgetown University on the racial tensions and culture of racial profiling amongst the law-enforcement community. But that’s where Comey made his mistake: He never acknowledged racial profiling as a cultural issue. Instead of directly approaching… Continue Reading

Is the Oxford Dictionary Definition of Racism Too White for You?

Is the Oxford Dictionary Definition of Racism Too White for You?

Originally published Aug. 6, 2013 By Luke Visconti The two most contentious issues on this website are the definition of racism and the concept of white privilege. The concept that racism is power based—and flows from power to lack of power—is hard to grasp for majority people (defined in this country as white, male, heterosexual,… Continue Reading

Executive Presence: A How-To Guide

Executive Presence: A How-To Guide

Originally published Nov. 17, 2015 By Luke Visconti Executive presence is hard to define, but it’s essential for you to develop if you want to reach the top ranks. I have some thoughts on what executive presence looks like from my experience of meeting with close to 60 chief executive officers and presenting to well… Continue Reading