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Conservative Blogger Erick Erickson
America is such a large country that it’s relatively easy for some populations to hide out with “their own kind.” Our media is so segmented that information can be brought to you by your favorite cable network, blogger or politically affiliated news organization with virtually no connection to the other side. You don’t have to understand the other side because you don’t have to spend anytime reaching out to them. Unless you’re willing and able to suspend your own judgment and walk a mile in “their shoes.”
Because I live a transparent life and practice diversity wherever I can, I subscribe to conservative bloggers and opinion makers. One of them is Erick Erickson, a moderate conservative who has written a remarkable commentary on understanding how everyday life activities impacts Blacks and Hispanics. He starts out by saying,
“I am writing here about something I know nothing about and, given the demographics of this website, most of you know nothing about. I have witnessed it, but I have not experienced it.”
The article details the acquittal of the police officer to shot and killed Philando Castile in an incident all caught on video.
Read the article and share it with your friends and colleagues. The opening paragraph alone is worth a discussion with your staff over a brown bag lunch. How often do we judge “those people” without ever getting a sense of how they are treated is the essence of Erick’s commentary.
Then, think about subscribing to a blog, newsletter, or media outlet that has opposing views to your world. Learning first hand how the other side thinks is the first step in diversity and cross-cultural understanding.
The Latin American community has every right to be proud of Jesus Lopez Cervantes, CFA and the contributions he is making to our society. He is a successful executive at State Street Corporation and serves on the leadership team of the Latin American Professionals Group (LAPG) at State Street.
Jesus will share his insights and best practices of LAPG at the November 6th Multicultural Conference at UMass Boston. And as a native of Mexico, Jesus will share with us the importance and significance of first and last names in the Mexican culture.
State Street Corporation is the LEAD SPONSOR of the Multicultural Symposium Series.
Jesus Lopez Cervantes is an assistant vice president for State Street Corporation. In this capacity, he oversees over $600 million in IT allocations across business units. Mr. Lopez is also a member of State Street’s Latin American Professionals Group’s steering committee. Prior to joining State Street in 2011, Mr. Lopez was manager, financial analysis for the Boston Options Exchange, an all-electronic equity options market that is jointly owned by the TMX Group and seven broker dealers. Before that, he was a senior financial/systems analyst for the Boston Stock Exchange.
Mr. Lopez holds his Master of Science in Finance from Suffolk University, and a Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance from the Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Boston Security Analysts Society.
We hope that YOU will attend this upcoming conference. It will be held at the University of Massachusetts - Boston Campus on Thursday November 6, 2014 from 8am to 3pm. Tickets are only $99, which includes a 12 month membership in the Multicultural Symposium Series.
Click Here to register for the Multicultural Conference.
Click Here to learn more about the Multicultural Conference.
For further information contact Carole Copeland Thomas at
508 947-5755 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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