Monthly Archives: November 2014


A Holiday Note to the ‘P.C.’ Police: Be Civil

By Leah Smiley   It’s that time of year again, when Diversity and Inclusion efforts receive a bad rep because of a few over-zealous, politically correct individuals. As we approach the holidays, the P.C. (Politically Correct) police become more vigilant than ever. Once, I sent out an e-mail blast that […]


How Data Can Change Traditional Approaches to Diversity & Inclusion

Lately, I have been fascinated with the ABC-TV hit, “How to Get Away with Murder”. Interestingly enough, I simultaneously read the Twitter comments while watching the show. Afterwards, I check Wikipedia to learn the ratings data (i.e., how many people watched the show) in the prior week. What does this […]


A Lesson for Chief Diversity Officers: Unabridged Liberty or Tyranny?

By Leah Smiley Working in the Office of Diversity requires individuals to walk a fine line. On one hand, you can’t call everything racist, sexist, ageist, homophobic, etc. Likewise, you can’t let some situations go unaddressed. Last week, one of my neighbors had a Halloween party and the music was […]