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Amazon aims to add best employer tag to its most customer centric reputation

Amazon.com can walk and chew gum at the same time. That’s the message from Jeff Bezos in his final letter to investors as Amazon CEO in which he pledges to turn the most customer centric company on the planet into the best employer with the safest workplace environment as well. Mr. Bezos chose not to take a victory lap after an attempt to unionize a warehouse in Bessemer, AL, failed with the vast majority of workers voting against...

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Black lives ain’t never gon’ matter in the classroom until Black English does

By Dillin Randolph My mother was my first teacher. One of her first lessons was how to “play the game” of speaking “proper English.” She taught me, as her father taught her, that knowledge is power and if one presents themselves as knowledgeable, they will be perceived as capable. Since Black people are often seen as incapable, we weren’t allowed to plant that doubt or change anyone’s mind about our abilities. When I was...

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Goodbye to Stereotypes – Designing Research That is Effective, Fair and Empowering

Since I can remember, I have been fascinated by intercultural matters, particularly in relation to race, ethnicity, and religion. It sounds quite abstract, so I don’t blame you for wondering what this actually means. Let’s start there! Broadly, “culture” refers to social norms, customs, beliefs, and other factors that influence the attitudes and behaviours of a given population. It is layered and multi-faceted, meaning nuances...