Author: Valerie Batts, Ph.D.
In this newly revised article, Dr. Valerie Batts offers personal reflections on and responses to the social history of oppression and racially-motivated violence in the United States.
Author: Thomas Shelden Griggs, Ph.D.
Assumptions & Critical Success Factors
In this article, VISIONS consultant Dr. Thomas Griggs offers an important look at what it takes to create a successful Inclusive Diversity Initiative, emphasizing the process-oriented nature of managing such a project.
Author: Joseph Bragdon
According to author Joseph Bragdon, firms that mimic living systems emphasize the importance of putting a higher value on people and nature than capital assets. With this operating principle and model of business, firms create spontaneous demand to live harmoniously and respectfully with the systems on which we all depend.
Author: Derald Wing Sue
Through personal narrative and social psychological research, Derald Wing Sue examines the subtle biases that communicate hostile and derogatory insults toward people of color on a daily basis.
Author: Josephine “Jo” Bowens Lewis, PsyD
I’m often aware of my father’s presence in the context of working with people. He had a capacity to articulate meaning in words. He certainly was verbose, yet when he spoke, he had something to say. As a minister, he had a gift of speaking to people according to what he was inspired to tell them, and he had a vast knowledge to draw from. At the same time, he would speak to what he heard from the other person. And he had a kindness of intent—that seemed to come naturally to him. That often guides what I say: paying attention to impact.
Author: Felipe Garcia
With the changing landscape of the global economy, this article by VISIONS consultant Felipe Garcia examines the need for more effective cross-cultural communication in the workplace.
Author: Roberto Lovato
In “Fear of a Brown Planet”, Roberto Lovato traces the emergence of a “politics of white fear” rooted in California and spreading across the country.
Author: Peggy McIntosh
In another classic article from Peggy McIntosh, white privilege is recognized and unpacked as it relates to crime, courts and the law.
Author: Cooper Thompson, M.S.
In this article, Cooper Thompson examines white male denial about oppression and some of the barriers to change around diversity work experienced by white males.
Authors: Jarrow Merenivitch and Dan Reigle
Jarrow Merenivitch and Dan Reigle trace the historical development of organizational inclusions attempts from segregation to Affirmative Action to multiculturalism and outline phases of organizational development around this issue through “Toward a Multicultural Organization”.