Don't hire for diversity, they say. Hire the best people.
This four-panel meme has been going around social media again. It shows people in various centuries dying of black plague, working 16-hour days, fighting a war, and, finally in the 2000s, sobbing because they’ve been offended. The point seems to be that people can’t imagine real tribulation anymore and haven’t any courage, so they’re easily [...]
"Write more stories on women’s sport. Make sure women are visible.”
This Heritage Minute introduces Canadians to Jim Egan and Jack Nesbit, who paved the way for future generations of LGBTQ+ people.
It’s a no-brainer when you’re introduced to someone. “This is James. He’s our new IT guy.” “It’s Jim,” he says. You call him Jim, and everyone is happy. It should be exactly this simple when we’re faced with something less expected: “Actually, I go by Rhonda now” or “My pronoun is they.” Told once, never [...]
A little louder for the people in the back. Not all geeks are full-figured white guys in their parents’ basement. More importantly, recognizing oneself and having a superhero that looks like you — that you can cosplay truthfully — is precious, and it’s long overdue for people of colour who have had to make do [...]
You’ve seen it happen. You’ve probably done it. Casual racism is insidious.