Racism reeducation book #7 – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You

Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You is one in a stack of books I’m reading as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. Each of us has a choice to make. We can choose to beContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #7 – Jason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi’s Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You”

Racism reeducation book #6 – Alicia Elliott’s A Mind Spread Out on the Ground

A Mind Spread Out on the Ground is one in a stack of books I’m reading as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. Alicia Elliott says indigenous kids have good reason to fear governmentalContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #6 – Alicia Elliott’s A Mind Spread Out on the Ground”

Racism reeducation book #5 – Crystal Fleming’s How to Be Less Stupid About Race

How to Be Less Stupid About Race is one in a stack of books I’m reading as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. What exactly should we do now? What can you and IContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #5 – Crystal Fleming’s How to Be Less Stupid About Race”

How to prevent diversity training from becoming a support group for white people (review of White Fragility)

I owe the facilitators an apology. I was taking my first mandatory diversity workshop at work. I was more than 20 years into my career. This was not my finest moment. I sat with my arms crossed, back up and mouth shut. I was suffering from an acute case of sudden onset white fragility. IContinue reading “How to prevent diversity training from becoming a support group for white people (review of White Fragility)”

Racism reeducation book #4 – Eternity Martis’ They Said This Would be Fun

They Said This Would be Fun is one of eight books I’m reading as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. Three racists walk into a bar. They’ve used Halloween as an excuse to wearContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #4 – Eternity Martis’ They Said This Would be Fun”

Racism reeducation book #3: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race

So You Want to Talk About Race is one of eight books I’ll be reading and reviewing as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. I did what Ijeoma Oluo says we shouldn’t do.Continue reading “Racism reeducation book #3: Ijeoma Oluo’s So You Want to Talk About Race”

Racism reeducation book #2 -Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy

Me and White Supremacy is one of eight books I’ll be reading and reviewing as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and worked in public relations for 27 years. A colleague disparages a Black coworker behind closed doors. He accuses herContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #2 -Layla Saad’s Me and White Supremacy”

Racism reeducation book #1: Robin Diangelo’s White Fragility

White Fragility is one of eight books I’ll be reading and reviewing as part of my overdue reeducation on racism. I’ve reviewed more than 500 business books for The Hamilton Spectator since 1999 and I’ve work in public relations for 27 years. You would’ve been less than impressed. Lucky for me, there’s no video clipsContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #1: Robin Diangelo’s White Fragility”

Losing your job in a global pandemic is a lifequake. Here’s how to recover (review of Life is in the Transitions)

Here’s hoping you don’t personally know anyone who’s lost their life to COVID-19. But you likely know more than a few people who’ve lost their livelihoods during the pandemic. Maybe you’re among the millions of Canadians who’ve been laid off, let go or had to shutter their business over the last five months. “It’s aContinue reading “Losing your job in a global pandemic is a lifequake. Here’s how to recover (review of Life is in the Transitions)”

Master the mute button and other survival strategies for meeting virtually & working remotely (review)

It took nearly 30 years but I finally got to work remotely from an island. It wasn’t quite how I imagined it. The island wasn’t Aruba or in the heart of cottage country. Our kitchen island became my makeshift office when the pandemic hit and we were all sent home to work. The novelty ofContinue reading “Master the mute button and other survival strategies for meeting virtually & working remotely (review)”