In light of the ongoing George Floyd trial I thought it relevant to share a Facebook post from September 11th, 2020 containing thoughts on the changing perception of law enforcement. Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com/g/Zina+Leonova
It is obvious to me that when people come from different cultures, different parts of the world, with different traditions, and different values, they will bring unique perspectives to the companies they work for. They may receive the same education as their peers but how that knowledge interacts with lived experience would most definitely be … Continue reading Diversity is good for the workplace, but is the workplace good for diversity?
We live in a world where everything you need to know is right at your fingertips. Any random question that pops into your head can be answered in moments with a simple google search. How many stars are there in the universe? 70 billion trillion. (that's what I figured...) What is the average height of … Continue reading Too Much Information!
Recently, Chris Harrison of The Bachelor fame lost his long time position as host of that incredibly successful reality franchise. It was because he defended a contestant who was revealed to have attended an Antebellum party in 2018. There was an enormous reaction to this on social media and soon enough Chris was discharged from … Continue reading The Fatal Flaw of Cancel Culture
I try to make the worst seem better The 2017 Super Bowl is best known for the biggest 4th quarter comeback in NFL history as the Brady-led Patriots came back from 25 points down to win their fifth title. Here in Canada, Super Bowl LI is also notable for Eugenie Bouchard losing a bet that … Continue reading I Want Your Love and I Want Your Revenge
Last name ever, first name greatest Last time I talked about the impact that external factors had on the level of diversity produced by the music and movie industry. But what about when those disruptors come from within? I am not simply talking about the most successful artist or movie at a specific moment of … Continue reading Damn the Game if it Don’t Mean Nothin’
Doesn't that sound familiar Have you ever heard of the musical comedy trio ‘The Axis of Awesome’? You have probably seen their video “4 Chord Song” on YouTube with over 60 million views. It effectively demonstrates how so many pop songs of the last 40 years sound the same. https://www.youtube.com/embed/5pidokakU4I "Come on Barbie lets go … Continue reading The Four Right Chords Could Make Me Cry
Our Origin Humanity's ability to continually achieve progress is nearing a point of crisis. Truth and perception are widening their gap. Patience is no longer considered a virtue. Citizens are screaming that the platform is burning and that our extinction is imminent. There is a pervasive belief that the time for debate is over because our … Continue reading The Enlightened Citizenry Party of Canada
For years the need to be first has been surpassing the need to be right. Unfortunately it has now reached epidemic proportions. The attention span of the general population has become incomprehensibly short. Once an event manages to capture the ever fleeting attention of the public viewer there is but a moments pause before establishing … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion of Virtue
The Ontario Human Rights Commission recently released a report on racial profiling in the Toronto Police Services, and the results were quite damning. In the media there was an immediate and overwhelming consensus that the findings were beyond reproach and action must be undertaken immediately. Because of the nature of the topic no one seems … Continue reading Flaws in the OHRC Report on Racial Profiling in the Toronto Police Service