30/30 DEI Challenge – Day 1

“Black Lives Matter”

Ethics and the Naval Warrior Podcast with Michael Sears

Time: 13.5 minutes (9:30 – end)

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In this episode of his podcast, Michael Sears (US Naval Academy Leadership Director, JD/MBA from Stanford University) has a conversation with Captain Timika Lindsay (Chief Diversity Officer at the US Naval Academy) about the push for equity within the US military. As part of the conversation, they discuss the differences between “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” pointing out that the latter often excludes minorities.

“I’m just going to call you Ra-Ra”

LinkedIn post by Dr. Sangeeta Gupta

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Dr. Gupta shares the experience of her son, Rajan, in an online public speaking course; his counselor had trouble pronouncing his name, and so decided to “just call [him] Ra-Ra”; This was a micro-aggression on behalf of the counselor

“When Will We Reach Gender Equality?”

YouTube video by Harvard Business Review

Time: 5:30 min

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In this video, HBR discusses the lack of equal gender representation in key workplaces with Melinda Gates; highlights the need for programs in tech, public service, academia, and more that encourage gender parity

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