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Thinking About Diversity

These informal remarks were given at  a workshop sponsored by the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University on April 2, 2012. The Center hosts interdisciplinary conversations among scholars focusing on "keywords."  This conversation involved me, Ira Katznelson, Fred Harris and moderator Mae Ngai. Every time I sat down to think about today’s presentation, I found myself impatient, irritated, avoiding the topic.  I realized the word diversity actually annoyed me a great deal, and even infuriated me to the point that I could not focus on this exercise. They say that if it’s hysterical, it’s historical.  So I had to ask myself why this annoyed [...]

What Faces the LGBT Workplace Equality Movement Today?

"The biggest and most important opportunity lies in moving the corporate commitment to LGBT inclusion from the marketing sides of the shop to the policy influencing side." This presentation was made on April 20, 2010 in New York City at the Annual Out and Equal Leadership Summit. Thank you to Selisse Berry, the Out and Equal Board and to Christie for this invitation!  In our short time together, I want to offer both a broad and particular perspective, to share a view of the status of the LGBT movement generally, and the challenges and opportunities facing our workplace movement in particular. This is a mixed moment for LGBT people. We are making progress, and experiencing really [...]