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Meritocracy

When the world tells you that the highway to personal fulfillment is accessible to all, yet you struggle to find the on-ramp, do you begin to believe the journey is…

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…

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…

The Illusion of Black and White

by Ashley Diaz Mejias As we are living in the midst of a rather strange historical moment, I’ve been reflecting on how this moment might shape our biases in the…

Lessons in Leadership

A new year is here, and with it comes renewed hope for change and progress. So it seems fitting that it is at this time of year that we also…

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