Diversity

I Can’t Take Anymore Surprises…

By Sylvia Lafair | September 23, 2020 |

Dear Dr. Sylvia,Each day I think to myself “I can’t take any more surprises. I can’t take any more whining. I can’t take anymore bungled messes.” And then something else happens. I went into a deep depression after the news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing hit the world.Look, I didn’t know her, and my daily…

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Leadership in a Time of Incivility

By Sylvia Lafair | July 29, 2020 |

Watching the service for John Lewis got me thinking. About civil rights, about politics, about funerals, and mostly about civility. That’s something we have lost in our country. Not only civility, even more, but we have also lost the dream of the United States. Why are we so fragmented today? Why are so many people…

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Can You Remember?

By Sylvia Lafair | July 8, 2020 |

Can you remember the first time words were thrown your way that would bite and sting?  Was it the color of your skin, the shape of your eyes? Perhaps you had a “funny accent” that someone imitated and you stopped talking.  Did you live on the “other” side of town, or wear out-of-style, hand-me-down clothes?  Did you go to…

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