Safety haiku

Dear President Biden, This morning our Senior Minister, the Reverend Dr. Kelle Brown, preached on “Entrances and Exits” for Palm Sunday, juxtaposing Jesus’s triumphal entrance into Jerusalem with his horrifying exit from this life via crucifixion. In unpacking her understanding of what happened to Jesus at this crucial juncture she lifted up the idea that …

Marilyn Mosby and Transformational Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity ~ TIDE

Dear President Biden, Remember the other day when I brought up the idea that we need to include “Transformational” in our conceptualization (and execution) of DEI work and shift to “Transformational Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity” or TIDE? Well, I still believe this. I still believe that we can’t simply include more diverse people in the …

Reality nuggets

Dear President Biden, Lately I’ve been hanging out at work (via Zoom-like platforms) with way more young people than old people. I’m humbled and grateful to say that they’ve become my teachers. So many of them are living out loud and questioning what is and why is it is that what is is the way …

Transformational Inclusivity, Diversity, and Equity ~ TIDE

Dear President Biden, A couple of weeks ago I read something where someone was taking diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts to task. He was focused on the inclusion aspect and concluded that it’s beyond a bad idea to just invest in including more BIPOC and other varieties of under-represented people in the same old oppressive …