Diversity ‘on the outs’?

That was the week that was* . . . diversity and diversity training were thrown out with the cat... by the White House and at least within federal government organizations. https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-combating-race-sex-stereotyping/?utm_source=link The White House rationale is a spin which sees the 'black & white' of an argument and not the gray (context) which surrounds it--simplicity … Continue reading Diversity ‘on the outs’?

The View from a small island: Pandemic of Fear. Stress, Snake-oil or Counseling

“Pandemic data are like the light of distant stars, recording past events instead of present ones.’                                                 Ed Yong, The Atlantic, September 9, 2020 Coping, accusations, impatience, to mask or not to mask, bleach remedy, Princess Bride and a certified young man at 51.  I am reminded this week I have a hot temper—like an … Continue reading The View from a small island: Pandemic of Fear. Stress, Snake-oil or Counseling

A question in the courtroom

The article in Sydney Morning Herald is a good example of why research must be considered thoughtfully before we take it at face value. I have not read the initial research, but Amelia Loughland hopefully clarified to readers that her sampling was small and the results probably not statistically meaningful. Too often the press sees … Continue reading A question in the courtroom

The View from a Small Island: Bias–Post III: The Human Imperfections

The mind is the brain at work and culture is the creation of manifold individual minds composing a civilization where the legacy is handed on from one generation to the next.             Charles Gillespie 1998 A quick review: in Post I and II I present a new look at implicit Bias. I argue for a … Continue reading The View from a Small Island: Bias–Post III: The Human Imperfections

Post V – a Pandemic and Party Conventions: the View from a Small Island

Polarization and Presidential Conventions August 21, 2020  a personal disclosure, an explainer book, the first presidential party convention and an introduction to a St. Louis couple who need counseling, desperately. I must disclose my political predilection at the outset. You may decide to continue reading, or not. Politically, I am socially liberal and fiscally conservative. … Continue reading Post V – a Pandemic and Party Conventions: the View from a Small Island