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It's not enough to keep saying Silicon Valley has a diversity problem—we have to get specific

If we continue saying “Silicon Valley has a diversity problem” without getting specific, how will we ever know what to address?

When I published a post on Medium… 683 more words

Making sure kids read during the summer helps keep them from falling behind

Jack is a six-year-old in first grade at School 36 in Rochester, New York, a city with some of the worst childhood poverty statistics in the nation. 838 more words

The historical disadvantage of Africa

The start of the transatlantic slave trade around the year 1519 was the beginning of tragic events that systematically displaced millions of people in Africa.  By the time the last slave ship left Africa around 1867 to Cuba, the continent had been stripped of valuable human capital for nearly 3 centuries. 1,823 more words


Picking in Provence

Picking grapes?
Picking lavender?
Picking olives?
Picking whether or not to be here.
Talk about a First World Problem!

There are castles on hilltops at every turn and churchbells ring out on the half hour from medieval spires reaching into blue skies.  1,173 more words

Travel 2014-2015

Sports Discrimination - a 'noble lie'?

On Monday, a colleague (Dr Jo Beswick) and I presented at a conference organised by the Forum for Research into Equality and Diversity. The Conference was commemorating five years of the Equality Act 2010. 468 more words


The Alchemy of Collaboration

In the world of social care and social disadvantage we are losing badly, despite countless efforts and $250 billion dollars spent annually, disadvantage is growing and we are seeing increasing instances of domestic violence, child protection, mental health and homelessness. 1,002 more words

Collective Impact