Category Archives: race

Learning from the Past, Leading for the Future

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it“–George Satayana When Deborah Cheetham was a young girl, her family was torn apart. They were torn apart for the crime of being Yorta Yorta Aboriginals in Australia in the mid-20th century.  Taken … Continue reading

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Rush of Judgment

I don’t know what Rush Limbaugh’s upbringing was like as a child, but somewhere along the way he lost all sense of shame. He regularly equates people to Nazis, is broadly misogynistic, and makes racist characterizations all the while playing the ‘Who? … Continue reading

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Remembering Bobby Kennedy

I have a son in middle school, a daughter in fifth grade.  Seeing the world through their eyes returns me to that age, at least in my mind.  It was 1968, a time for me when everything–good and bad–seemed possible. … Continue reading

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