Diversity Diva

Diversity Diva

Preventing a bad workplace environment takes work, tact, courage

Even in our modern workplace — well past Jim Crow, decades into employment law protection prohibiting discrimination — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission still reported dozens of complaints regarding nooses in recent years. But what can one person do to prevent the sort of environment that would tolerate, let alone welcome, such an act?

Diversity Diva

Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

Diversity Diva

Careless labeling hurts — no matter which group is stereotyped

The increased, on-demand consumption of news means very little processing or filtering time exists before you express a reaction. Many times while we are sitting at our work desk. That’s left us often relying on lazy, knee-jerk words and images to describe people and situations — modern-day stereotypes used to reduce a matter to a quick and manageable bite.

Videos

Odalis Sharp discusses judge's ruling

The mother of ten was told by a judge that she couldn't get custody of her children back. He cited emotional and physical abuse as the reason.
Hunter Woodall hwoodall@kcstar.com
Odalis Sharp discusses judge's ruling 0:47

Odalis Sharp discusses judge's ruling

Royals manager Ned Yost tries to get team to relax and have fun playing baseball 2:04

Royals manager Ned Yost tries to get team to relax and have fun playing baseball

Democrats from Missouri and Kansas wrap up convention, look to the fall 2:04

Democrats from Missouri and Kansas wrap up convention, look to the fall

Hillary Clinton: What an incredible honor you've given me 2:16

Hillary Clinton: What an incredible honor you've given me