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The Unbearable Whiteness of Being in Public

When we lived in Des Moines, my husband and I began telling our friends in the other places we had lived that “white people should not be left unattended.” Without genuine influence from other ethnic groups and immigrant communities, white people will do some very inappropriate things with mayonnaise and create shockingly bland cuisine.┬áSome summer …

[In]Convenience and [In]Justice

Recently, I decided that I was spending an absurd amount of time trying to keep track of which of my emails had gotten replies. I went into geek mode and started trying to find a way to get a notification when an email doesn’t get a reply in x amount of time. I tried various …

From Diversity to Inclusion

For a long time, diversity has been a standard to which businesses, organizations, and institutions aspire. The logic goes something like this: if the workforce, board of directors, or audience is demographically varied, then we are being “fair” or “socially responsible” or “effectively serving our community.” The buzz words vary, but the goal is essentially …