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White Men in Diversity and Inclusion

Is there a role for white men in diversity? Do you expect a diversity and inclusion expert to be a woman or a man with brown skin or someone else…

Finding New Emotions Through Language

Is there a word that describes the inexplicable urge to burst out laughing at an inappropriate moment? Is there a name for the very distinctive sort of disappointment that strikes…

Celebrate Our Diverse Community This Spring

Spring is a wonderful time to get outside – both outside of your house and outside of your cultural confines. In the Richmond region, we’re fortunate that the warming weather…

Diversity and Inclusion in the Old Dominion

While the grand spectacle of national politics dominates the news, it can be easy to miss the lawmaking underway closer to home. The Virginia General Assembly session that adjourned on…

Anybody Can Play

The funny thing about history is that it’s always in the making. We’re living it every day. And with even the most mundane, seemingly insignificant choices we make, we define…

Talking with Children about Diversity

Children are so amazing at what they soak in from what they see around them. I think we often assume that their primary method of learning is words, so we…

In a Word, It’s Ridiculous.

by Anika Imajo Legendary bass player and composer Charles Mingus, as artists are wont to do, offered his own interpretation of racial intolerance decades ago. In a melodic indictment of…

A Playground for Everyone

What if you could take the family someplace where everyone could play together without leaving out a child in a wheelchair or one with impaired vision? I read recently about…

For Eight Years

Eight years is a long time to keep your cool. It’s a long time to hear a unifying message above the endless clamor of opposing views. It’s a long time…

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