Diversity and Inclusion is like Ice Cream, Everybody Wants Ice Cream

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Where I’m from, we believe that developing an authentic effort towards diversity and inclusion that is rich with flavor and important for any business.  We also believe Talent Acquisition teams (broadly defined) are the vanguard of access and that they, in every way, are instrumental in developing a variety of flavors initiating the sought after business […]

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Not Dr. Blasey Ford

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Personally, I’m shocked but not surprised that Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday October 6thby a vote of 50-48. He was chosen by the president to replace Anthony Kennedy. You may have seen on television that Kavanaugh was accused of sexual misconduct and attempted rape over 35 years ago by now […]

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Why I Didn’t Report

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Why I Didn’t Report by Heather Bussing I’ve been raped twice. It wasn’t violent. I didn’t fight. When it’s someone you know well who has power over you, it’s rarely violent. Instead, it’s the repeated no’s, the avoidance, the laughing it off until the moment comes where those things don’t work anymore. In that moment, I […]

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Break With Tradition

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Tradition sucks. Tradition is lame. Tradition limits your potential. Tradition stifles creativity. Tradition says, “If you’ve been out of work for a while then there is something wrong with you. Tradition says, “If you have a felony conviction then you are a bad person and a risk.” Tradition says, “Women don’t need as much money […]

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Representing the Underrepresented

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  Diversity | Diverse These words have lost their gravitas. Watered down and plastered on flyers, corporate websites, and as buzzwords on job descriptions, resumes and cover letters. The original meaning of diversity held hope that people who lacked diversity would start accepting people who are diverse in their companies, communities, and economics endeavors. However, […]

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A Miserable 4th of July

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When I was a kid, the 4thof July was the focal point of the summer. My uncle would take us to buy fireworks, although they were illegal within the city limits. It didn’t stop us or any of our neighbors. We would barbeque any and everything on the grill – as southerners we used charcoal […]

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