Racism reeducation book #9 – Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents

Caste: The Origins of our Discontents 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. Here are four questions to wrestle with from Isabel Wilkerson’s brilliant andContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #9 – Isabel Wilkerson’s Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents”

Racism reeducation book #8 – Dolly Chugh’s The Person You Mean to Be

The Person You Mean to Be: How Good People Fight Bias 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. I made the mistake of going intoContinue reading “Racism reeducation book #8 – Dolly Chugh’s The Person You Mean to Be”

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 #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”

How to be an ally for your Black colleagues (review)

I used to think I was one of the good guys. I’ve never said anything racist about a coworker. Never accused anyone of playing the race card or dismissed someone for being a token minority hire. But I’ve stayed silent and never asked how or why. How was it possible that I never had aContinue reading “How to be an ally for your Black colleagues (review)”