Why I Love and Hate Diversity & Inclusion Books

I love reading books related to Diversity and Inclusion.

Find out why other times I hate it.

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • Why I think many DEI books are Ghost written
  • The Phantom Author I think I encountered
  • How DEI authors fill out low content books

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

I love learning from books to share with you

“I was always encouraged to read books as a kid, not in a “Read this or else way” But in a read about what you want kind of way

It’s not always easy 

“Given my bias and preferences, reading these books can be difficult for a number of reasons”

I’m looking for other creative ways to use books to support you

“We’re at an all time high in terms of the impact we’re having on everyday leaders. We get messages every week that bring tears to my eyes.”

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There are things that books can’t teach you

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Acting White [Book Review]

The Transgender Issue: An Argument For Justice

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