People of Color

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Beauty has evolved

I’m sure your taste in music has changed over time. In fact, so much so, that you can see the difference over generations. Why should the logic not apply to people? Some people think piercing look cool, some like long hair. It’s important to look past your prejudice to understand someone, regardless of what they look like.

Hindu Religious Identity in presence of Social Media
Photo by Stijn Dijkstra on Pexels.com In 2014, India got a new Prime Minister, the leader of a right-wing nationalist party Bharatiya Janta Party or the BJP. They also won the very next set of elections held in 2019 by a landslide securing their place as the face of India for another 5 years. Now you might be wondering, what does this have to do with religious identity? In fact, at a cursory glance, PM …
Black Lives and Violence
June 1st marks the beginning of the global pride month. I would wish everyone a happy pride month, but unfortunately, this month we continue to feel injustice in the world in our bones, making it a rather ill-fated month. As the world battles the new wars – COVID-19, Hurricanes, and economic crises – some age-old wars still keep going. Racism, poverty, sexism; the list is endless. In fighting for so much, we are repeatedly seeing …
5 Unique ways to Check your Privilege
When a person says “check your privilege”, they often get perceived as uptight, however false that reality may be. The person on the receiving end of this phrase can feel a lot of different emotions, and even a little insulted – even though that is really not the point. Check your privilege is used to tell someone that their statement – that they believe to be true – is actually coming from a standpoint of …
The Variability of Oppression
As we mention foxy politicians who manipulate situations to get their way on our daily news, we often miss the underlying core of how they manage to do so. In my view, the answer is the power that a person holds in that situation. In most cases, even when we talk about politicians as servant workers or people who work for other people, we need to understand the access to power they have. Know that …
Poverty and Pandemic
I’ll be writing this piece about poverty, opportunity, and growth from a standpoint of privilege because that is the lens I view this topic in. In a time where COVID-19 is threatening the lives of people in more ways than just infecting them, I wanted to talk about how underprepared we have been to face a pandemic that affects our health and wealth at the same time. Like with most articles, I cannot speak for …
Why Shine a Light on Color?
Racism and discussions people of color is a topic that fills libraries and web pages with information dealing with a topic that many are uncomfortable with. There is a book aptly named after this too; “We Can’t Talk about That at Work!”. Repeatedly we hear people talk about diversity and the cultural importance of having a past and background, but, in this blog, I want to take a moment to break down why it can …
The Fluidity of Culture
Languages, cuisines, dances and religious texts may seem like all that culture is. I don't think that’s true. Although I do believe that they set the stage for what culture can look like, it is not the culture in itself. On scouring through multiple Wikipedia pages and falling through the rabbit hole that is the internet, I realized that people use history to define culture. I don’t think that is the right way to go …
The 2 New Generations of Experiences
People are now chasing experiences. Maslow's Hierarchy defines physiological needs as the top priority when it comes to the different needs a human has or develops. Physiological needs in layman's terms are food, water, shelter, and clothing. Knowing what we know now, this isn't any groundbreaking research. The stage right after that is the safety and security needs. This is more a stage of physical wellbeing along with a sense of security in the economic …
The Horrors of Internalised Racism
After having a hectic day talking about subliminal messaging and guerilla marketing, I wanted to introspect as to what it was, that I was being pushed towards. The first thought came around internalized racism. Now as much as I’d like to say that I am woke, it simply does not work that way. Even with having had training in implicit bias, racial identity, personal identity, and communication – the thing I obsess over constantly is …
The Goldman Diversity Drive
What is the reason behind Goldman Sachs' diversity policy in 2020? Read about it here
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