Diversity & Speech Part 43: How 3 College Presidents Flunked Their Speech Midterm Exam – by Carlos Cortés

Since Hamas’ October 7, 2023, attack on Israel, the world has been convulsed by the carnage emanating from the Middle East.  That convulsion has migrated to the United States, where it is expressed daily in protests, demands, threats, and moral-grandstanding often reeking of dehumanizing language.  The carnage has claimed the lives of thousands in Gaza … Continue reading Diversity & Speech Part 43: How 3 College Presidents Flunked Their Speech Midterm Exam – by Carlos Cortés

Diversity and Speech No. 42: Neuroscience of Team-Building – by Carlos Cortés, Angela Antenore

A Co-Authored Interview Carlos:  Angela, what drives you as a national and international organizational development specialist, particularly where it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? Angela: I’m excited about helping people lead, build effective teams, and create a sense of community.  One of my roles is to support the mission of organizations.  What drives … Continue reading Diversity and Speech No. 42: Neuroscience of Team-Building – by Carlos Cortés, Angela Antenore

Our Divisive World Part 1: Conversation with Deborah Levine, Terry Howard, Carlos Cortés

Deborah: I’m getting multiple emails and phone calls disturbed and distressed about today’s divisive world. Colleagues ask about what can and should be done to counter the current trends. One of the emails that stands out is from Terry Howard, one of our American Diversity Report Advisors.  Terry: “Hey Deborah, considering the on-going Israel-Hamas conflict … Continue reading Our Divisive World Part 1: Conversation with Deborah Levine, Terry Howard, Carlos Cortés

Dr. Carlos Cortés – The Gift That Keeps on Giving (Part 3) – by Terry Howard

If you’ve been following this series, you’ll recall that in Part One we highlighted the incredible career of Dr. Carlos Cortés. In Part Two, we shared several questions with his answers as a follow up. We now conclude the series with his answers to a few more questions we posed to Carlos. Long history short, … Continue reading Dr. Carlos Cortés – The Gift That Keeps on Giving (Part 3) – by Terry Howard

Diversity and Speech Part 41: Detransitioning Transgender Individuals after Death – by Carlos Cortés, Stephenson Brooks Whitestone

Carlos:  Hi, Stephenson.  Thanks for taking the time to discuss your pioneering transgender research.  It certainly provides an illuminating perspective that goes well beyond the media fixation on bathrooms, sports, and grooming.  How did this fascinating research journey begin? Stephenson:  Those are still important topics, but my interest in post-mortem identities began before graduate school … Continue reading Diversity and Speech Part 41: Detransitioning Transgender Individuals after Death – by Carlos Cortés, Stephenson Brooks Whitestone

Failing Better with Dr. Carlos Cortés (Part 2) – by Terry Howard

Stop! Before concluding that the word “failing” rather than “feeling” in this title is a typo; no, it’s a purposeful oxymoron. If you remember the late Congressman John Lewis’ “good trouble” motto, then you’ll get my drift.  Now with that out of the way, let’s move on. In Part One, we explored the extraordinary career … Continue reading Failing Better with Dr. Carlos Cortés (Part 2) – by Terry Howard

Diversity and Speech Part 40: Latinos in College Sports – by Carlos Cortés and Guillermo Ortega

Carlos:  Guillermo, I still remember the first time we met.  You were about to start your senior year at the University of California, Riverside.     Guillermo:  Yes, it was the summer of 2012.   Carlos: Our friendship began when you became my research assistant.  Now you’re on your own fascinating research journey, examining the … Continue reading Diversity and Speech Part 40: Latinos in College Sports – by Carlos Cortés and Guillermo Ortega

Diversity and Speech Part 39: Creating Health Equity – by Carlos Cortés and Adwoa Osei

The two of us first met in July, 2020, when we were asked to serve as inaugural co-directors of the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine’s new Health Equity, Social Justice, and Anti-Racism (HESJAR) curricular initiative.   Health equity, social justice, and anti-racism are important concepts, but they can easily degenerate into little more … Continue reading Diversity and Speech Part 39: Creating Health Equity – by Carlos Cortés and Adwoa Osei

End of Affirmative Action? A Tale of Two Stories – by Dr. Carlos Cortés

Keynote Address for Constitutional Law: The End of Affirmative Action Part of the Signature DIAlogue Webinar Series of the Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources Thank you for the opportunity of reflecting on Affirmative Action, particularly the two recent Supreme Court decisions that struck down the admissions policies of Harvard University and the University … Continue reading End of Affirmative Action? A Tale of Two Stories – by Dr. Carlos Cortés

Diversity and Speech No. 38: Conversations at The Cheech – by Carlos Cortés

I’m no artist.  Never have been.  I’ve always enjoyed viewing art, but I can’t draw or paint a lick.  I even finished at the bottom of last December’s family cookie decorating contest. Thankfully, the Riverside (California) Art Museum didn’t know about my failings when it asked me to become the consulting humanist for its new … Continue reading Diversity and Speech No. 38: Conversations at The Cheech – by Carlos Cortés