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The Illusion of Objectivity

Seeing other people’s biases is pretty easy. Seeing our own is hard. I’m well tuned to the ways society unfairly stereotypes and...

The right to interrupt

Recently, a participant in a workshop asked an important question: doesn’t speaking up to interrupt bias as a bystander take away the...

Let go of binary thinking

Today, I routinely include my pronouns when introducing myself in my workshops, and I don’t find it notable when a participant or...

Calling In vs. Calling Out

Have you ever been called out? Something you said or did was offensive, inappropriate, or insensitive, and someone else labeled that...

The cost of saying nothing

We spend some time in our unconscious bias workshops talking about action. Once you learn you have biases and the negative impact they...

The paradoxes of DEI

Diversity, equity, and inclusion work is full of seeming paradoxes: “You have to get comfortable with discomfort.” Or “You have to...

A story about the stories we tell

One of the important premises of unconscious bias trainings is that no one is immune. Spotting patterns and making quick judgments is...

When workshops won’t work

Several years ago, after I had facilitated a lively workshop on unconscious bias at a financial services firm, the client walked me to...

Independence Day’s real meaning

I like fireworks. I love getting together with family and friends to enjoy a summertime celebration. And a long weekend is always...

Anti-Racism Resources

How are you, and/or your organization, pushing racial equity work forward during these challenging times?Fletcher Consulting has put...

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