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How to be an Antiracist

Author: Ibram X. Kendi Topics: Anti-Racism, Psychological Aspects of Racism, Race Relations Summary Ibram X.Kendi opens How to be an Antiracist with this quote, “this book is ultimately about the basic struggle we’re all in, the struggle to be fully human and to see that others are fully human.” Told through an autobiographical narrative, historical

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Expanding Leave Benefits: Menstrual Leave

The taboo topic of menstruation is slowly making its way into the workplace. Spain’s government has taken on the task of drafting a law that would provide unlimited paid ”menstrual leave” from work. This leave is a part of more broad legislation addressing reproductive rights including the extension of abortion rights, eliminating the requirement for

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Racism in American Sports

There has recently been a slew of headlines highlighting racism, harassment, and retaliation in one of America’s favorite sports, football.   In November 2020, seven former University of Iowa players filed a lawsuit naming head coach Kirk Ferentz, Chris Doyle, and Brian Ferentz in claims alleging discrimination and harassment, failure to provide equal rights and

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June Celebrations and Culture

June not only marks the beginning of Summer, but it also marks some significant cultural celebrations. Let’s discuss some diversity awareness opportunities for June.  National Caribbean American Heritage Month  According to the U.S. Department of the Interior, “In the 19th century, the U.S. attracted many Caribbean’s who excelled in various professions such as craftsmen, scholars,

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Hood Feminism: Notes From the Women that a Movement Forgot

Author: Mikki Kendall Topics: Feminism, African American Women Social Conditions, USA Race Relations, Inequality Summary A fierce call to grow beyond “peak white feminism and into actual feminism” Mikki Kendall’s book Hood Feminism addresses how less time needs to be spent “demanding validation”, calling attention to what makes you a good feminist and what you’re

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Why Aren’t There More Women in the C-Suite? 

The glass ceiling that exists between women and C-suite positions may have cracks, but it certainly has not been shattered. Currently there are four times more men named John, Robert, William, or James than there are women CEOs of S.&P. 1500 firms. Four times!  “The comprehensive report ’Women CEOs in America 2021’, presented by the

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May Celebrations and Culture

In April, we took a deep dive into celebrations, specifically, cultural celebrations and why they are important to raising awareness and understanding of groups, cultures, and causes. If you missed it, you could find the post here. This month we will be further exploring some diversity awareness opportunities that are celebrated in May.  The “why” behind

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Enhance DEI Strategies with The Sleeper Group

The Sleeper Group (TSG) offers our clients access to our talented team of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals. We are your sought-after DEI experts. Our staff holds certifications from relevant institutions, such as the Certified Diversity Professional (CDP) and Intercultural Development Inventory Qualified Administrator(IDI QA). Because we are a recognized leader in this space,

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Celebrations and Cultural Awareness

What comes to mind when you think of a celebration? A wedding, birthday party, Christmas or Hannukah? All these examples of special occasions bring people together for a unified cause.   “Celebrations are about people sharing their joys and sorrows surrounding their ideals, beliefs, their experience and their history, and are often expressed in ways that

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Mismatch: How Inclusion Shapes Design

Author: Kat Holmes Topic(s): Inclusive Design, Technology & Business, Social Integration, Social Marginality Summary Inclusion is a rarely utilized resource for creativity and innovation. In Mismatch, Kat Holmes educates readers on how implementing inclusive practices can shape the future of design and celebrate human diversity. Beginning with the basic understanding that designing for inclusion starts

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