Diversity Lessons from Kinu

     [caption id="attachment_89" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Kinu Nov. 23, 1997 - Dec 12, 2009"][/caption]   It is said that the only fault of dogs, is that they don’t live very long.    Kinu, our beloved Akita, lived to the prime “old age” of 12 years. If it is to be believed, in human years he was 84.   ... Read More

Confronting The Messy Side of Diversity

One year ago this month, a bold and out-of-the-frame project was launched to change the face of leadership in the city of Toronto. The primary goal of DiverseCity: The Greater Toronto Leadership Project was not merely to bring more diverse faces -- specifically non-whites -- into the boardrooms of power, it was about bringing people in... Read More

Complexities of Media Diversity in the Netherlands

[caption id="attachment_33" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Media Park in Hilversum, the Netherlands"][/caption]   Hilversum, the Netherlands: Hilversum is the media capital of the Netherlands all because a housekeeper refused to move to the capital city. According to a little-known story; the man (he lived in Eindhoven, 150 km south of Amsterdam) who got the license to operate the... Read More

Racial Profiling

Racial profiling is one issue that can ignite emotions and inflame situations; partly because the allegations strike at the very core of our personal beliefs and partly because it is so difficult to prove or disprove. Who knows what runs through a cop’s mind when making split-second decisions to stop and/or detain someone? What role... Read More