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Sexual Abuse and Racism: The Elephants In The Room

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Today’s show explores the turbulent realities of sexual harassment, abuse and racism in three high profile world cases: Herman Cain, Penn State, and FIFA’s Sepp Blatter.


As a 24 year diversity professional, I have a growing concern about the state of diversity and multiculturalism in our world. With technological advances at an all time high, there are still some realities that just haven’t gone away.  Yes, we have made quantum leaps forward in certain areas of diversity. For that I am quite pleased. American has its first Black President, truly one of our society’s great achievement.  But lurking in the background are age old offenses that simply have been swept under the rug.


Case in point:  The 4 Sexual Harassment allegations against Republican presidential nominee Herman Cain. And most recently the explosive Penn State tragedies where 8 or more young boys were allegedly molested over a 15 year period by retired asst. coach Jerry Sandusky.  In Europe football/soccer fans and pros alike are calling for FIFA President Sepp Blatter’s resignation after his remarks about racism on the field downplayed its volatility.  


Put on your thinking cap and weigh in on this pressing matters dogging the advancement of TRUE diversity, multiculturalism and inclusion.

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