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Collaborative Resolutions

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Discrimination isn't just Black and White

On SNL this past weekend host Aziz Ansari told a joke comparing Chris Brown supporters to Donald Trump supporters. Chris Brown was not amused. In his response, Chris Brown called Ansari "Aladdin," referencing either the Disney movie of the same name or the book One Thousand and One Nights (I'll leave it up to you to decide which). Ansari is of Indian-American descent. Chris Broswn's comment serves as an important reminder that while our conversations about race often focus on issues of  black and white, racial discrimination encompasses the entire spectrum.

Chris Brown Response to Aziz Ansari SNL Joke

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The Value of Face Time

That title does not refere to the Apple video chat app. In fact it is intended to capture the opposite. An article here, in Nautilus, details research into the ways our diverging viewpoints are formed by how and who we communicate with, and ways in which we can bridge the widening gap. The research suggests that even brief conversations with people with different viewpoints and backgrounds might help broaden our worldview. For best effect though, those brief interactions have to be face-to-face IRL ("In Real Life"). In the workplace, it is very easy to become isolated from our colleagues. If you want to increase the effectiveness of your teams, and fully leverage the value of your diverse workplace, you have to create opportunities for people to interact with each other on a regular basis. We can help, ask us how.

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