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According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqualine Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Self-Reflection

America is plagued by a chronic misunderstanding of slavery and white supremacy

A recent study from the Southern Poverty Law Center traces our ignorance to our schools, and provides a path to solving this problem.<p>Several years …

Black History

Climate Change in the American Mind: March 2018

Report Summary<p>Our latest national survey finds that <b>a large majority of Americans think global warming is happening</b>, outnumbering those who don’t by 5 …

Want To Be A Great Storyteller? First, Break These Habits

The story you decide to tell matters just as much as how you decide to tell it.<p>You’ve heard dozens of times that you’re more likely to engage your audience when you tell a story in your presentation. A story that’s powerful and relevant can galvanize people and inspire action. But even otherwise …

Public Speaking

Why so many data scientists are leaving their jobs

Here’s why so many data scientists are leaving their jobsFrustrations of the data scientist!<b>Yes,</b> I am a data scientist and <b>yes,</b> you did read the title …

Machine Learning

What happens when you put African philosophies at the centre of learning

What happens when African philosophies and practices are placed at the centre of learning? How can teachers and students on the continent use the …

Pedagogy

See George Washington in his home with ARtGlass, an AR storytelling experience

Ever been to a historical place – say George Washington’s Mt. Vernon home – and wished you could see more than just a room full of old …

Augmented Reality

We can’t talk about reconciliation while we’re still justifying killing Indigenous people

In the wake of Gerald Stanley’s acquittal for the killing of Colten Boushie, I’ve been struggling with a mix of anger, sadness, anxiety, and …

From the Green Book to Facebook, how black people still need to outwit racists in rural America

A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists in Jim Crow America. When a family sought similar advice on Facebook last year, they were deluged with replies<p>Over a barbecue grill last summer in a park in Springfield, Missouri, Jonathan Herbert and his friend Marlin Barber …

Bookend

Why Schools Fail To Teach Slavery's 'Hard History'

"In the ways that we teach and learn about the history of American slavery," write the authors of a new report from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), "the nation needs an intervention."<p>This new report, titled <i>Teaching Hard History: American Slavery</i>, is meant to be that intervention: a resource …

Black History

The Role of African Americans in World War I

Fifty years after the end of the Civil War, the nation’s 9.8 million African Americans held a tenuous place in society. Ninety percent of African …

Black History

Grieving Difficult History: There’s a Place for That | Theresa Coble | TEDxGatewayArch

The U.S. Can No Longer Hide From Its Deep Poverty Problem

You might think that the kind of extreme poverty that would concern a global organization like the United Nations has long vanished in this country. Yet the special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston, recently made and reported on an investigative tour of the United …

Income Inequality

A Former Neo-Nazi Explains Why Hate Drew Him In — And How He Got Out

Christian Picciolini was 14 years old when he attended the first gathering of what would become the Hammerskin Nation, a violent, white-power skinheadgroup. Looking back, he describes his introduction to the group as receiving a "lifeline of acceptance."<p>"I felt a sort of energy flow through me that …

Time I

A Century Later, a Little-Known Mass Hanging of Black Soldiers Still Haunts Us

×<p>1 of 5<p>Sixty-three black soldiers were represented by one lawyer in the largest court martial in U.S. history, the first of three that followed the …

The Story of Cudjo Lewis — The Last Living Slave Brought To America

As a slave, he went by the name "Cudjo," a day-name given to boys born on a Monday, as the slavers could not pronounce the name "Kossola."The post …

Black History

'Mudbound' Has More To Say About Whiteness In America Than Any Other Trump-Era Movie

A person doesn't have to be hateful in order to be racist.<p>The new Netflix movie “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, is an epic about race in the Deep South in the aftermath of World War II. It is also, in a way, about something that happened a few weeks ago.<p>“The other day,” Rees told me recently, “I …

‘Come meet a black person’ networking event is a real thing in America

America’s racial division is as old as the country itself.<p>Don’t get me wrong, we’ve made immense progress. But once in a while, something so racially …

Wellbeing enhanced more by places than objects, study finds

Research using brain scans finds people experience feelings of contentment from places more than from objects such as photographs or wedding rings<p>The poet WHAuden is credited with first coining the word “topophilia” to describe a strong emotional pull to a special place.<p>Now scientific research, …

The Brain

Millennials Perceive 'Good Leadership' Differently Than Everyone Else--and They're Right | Inc.com

I was recently working with the CEO of a large technology firm in Boston who, over dinner, began venting about his employees. He told me that many of them felt entitled, were lazy, and expected rapid advancement.<p>"Let me guess," I said after listening to his complaints for ten minutes. "You're …

Leadership

The Dark Side of Resilience

Resilience, defined as the psychological capacity to adapt to stressful circumstances and to bounce back from adverse events, is a highly sought-after personality trait in the modern workplace. As Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant argue in their recent book, we can think of resilience as a sort of …

White tears in Trumpville

This week FOX commentator Melissa Francis was brought to tears while trying to defend Trump’s assertion that “many sides” were to blame for the fatal …

Sociology

The British Museum is using big data to help visitors learn more about history

Founded in 1753, the <b>British Museum</b> is the UK’s biggest visitor attraction and the second-most visited museum in the world, with around 6.5 million …

Dear white people: Frederick Douglass explains the Trump resistance in “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?”

The former slave’s tribute to the American Revolution — and attack on American hypocrisy — rings loud in 2017<p>Every year on this day I read Frederick Douglass' 1852 speech "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" This apex of American words and letters is a demand for citizenship and freedom. It …

No black person is safe in America

If you are white in America, you have an unfair advantage solely based on skin color. So deal with it<p>One night, I participated in a peaceful protest near downtown Baltimore. My fellow protestors and I were standing in solidarity with the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri, over the murder of Mike …

This Web App Maps Out North America's Indigenous History

Ask any person to name a Native American tribe and you’ll probably come up with the same handful of names (or a blank stare). But visualization tool …

Your Social Science Hub for Race and Racism

Reports on Research, Theories, and Current Events<p>Sociologists have studied race and racism since the late nineteenth century. They have produced …

Separating facts from myths about American slavery

<b>The Shores family, near Westerville, Neb., in 1887. Jerry Shores was one of a number of former slaves to settle in Custer County. (AP/Solomon D. Butcher)</b><p>On this Juneteenth, we’re reminded that we are still living with the consequences of American slavery<p>Daina Ramey Berry<p>June 19, 2017 4:12pm …

Black History

IHBC’s Context CPD boost: Graffiti in the age of Banksy – Is graffiti a heritage asset?

At a time when Historic England has been working to get prosecutors and the courts to take graffiti on heritage sites more seriously, some graffiti …

Understanding contemporary white supremacy, part 2: How do we deal with this new form of an old phenomenon?

Our panel of scholars on what we get wrong about white supremacy, and whether persecuting racists does any good<p>Following the first installment of this series, where the historical origins of modern white supremacy were explored in depth, and a subsequent essay that examined the ways white supremacy …

Rights & Freedoms