“Beer Summit” Off Course. If Done Right, Could be Meaningful

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Henry Louis-Gate – Race Card www.thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Spinal Tap Performance I’m nervous about the “Beer Summit” tonight.  It actually could be a great opportunity to have a meaningful conversation about how stereotypes and bias play out in the…

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Vision, Action and the Love of Dogs in Iraq

“Now that’s what I’m talking about with Intercultural Communications,” I thought when I read this story about acceptance of bomb sniffing dogs in Iraq.  The good is clear and measurable–it’s a known, effective defense against bomb attacks.  The cultural implications are readily definable:  dogs are considered unclean, getting in the way of the important bond…

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The Answer to Yesterday’s Question on Defining Diversity

 I am admittedly a woman of action.  I see something broken, and I want to fix it.  In the annals of ‘how to lists’ advising employees to get noticed, there’s the advice if you see a problem have at least one suggestion solution to present to the boss before you go in and speak to…

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How Recognizing Unconscious Bias Could Have Helped Prevent Racist Event at Valley Swim Club

 I know everyone has moved onto the Henry Louis Gates story, which is awful-I would be furious if that happened to me-oh, wait, it did, after I accidentally set the alarm off in our new house before I knew the code.  When the police arrived I said something coy like “I have absolutely nothing in…

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Putting the ‘Multicultural’ in Multicultural Marketing

 Talking about racial identity and multiculturalism is trendy, and what good marketer doesn’t immediately exploit a trend to make a buck?  Take a look at these three ads that incorporate interracial themes in the creative development of the ad for their client: Starburst-Multiculturalism is the “punch-line” (by TBWA\Chiat\Day New York) This ad builds an analogy…

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