Harness Tribalism to Combat Racism (Part 3)

There’s no doubt, the words racist and racism are trigger words that elicit some of the strongest emotion’s humans can conjure. Often, these emotions are justified, but just as often, these emotions can misconstrue reality and hinder what could be used as a learning experience. The words racist and racism have fluidity, yet we treat

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Harness Tribalism to Combat Racism (Part 2)

The first time is always a bummer. That first time somebody I’ve come to appreciate or respect says something racist in front of me, always creates a sense that we had one type of relationship before this event and will have a different relationship after it. As mentioned in part one, I realized at a

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Harness Tribalism to Combat Racism (Part 1)

If you’re reading this, you’re prone to tribalism. Everyone is tribal by nature. Familial and ethnic tribes are two of our most commonly identifiable tribes. We have religious, political, and social status tribes. We have workplace tribes, not only between coworkers, but between our place of employment and rival companies. We have academic and athletic

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Concussed But Not Discussed

Imagine being so hopelessly desperate that you commit suicide. Now imagine the ways in which you might do so. It’s fair to speculate that shooting yourself in the chest wasn’t high on the list. So why did former NFL players Dave Duerson and Junior Seau choose this path? They did so because of CTE, which

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