Don’t make this mistake in your business writing

August 21, 2020

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but so are insults. Does it matter if no offense was intended, if a reader is offended by your writing? This very question came up in a recent Reader’s Corner review session. What did we do about it?


Raleigh CEO explains how to address difficult conversations about race inequality within the professional landscape

August 4, 2020

The entire world is participating in a global rallying civil rights cry for months, so my main question for the professional world is: why aren’t we talking about it? Walk West CEO Donald Thompson offers some guidelines for people who feel uneasy discussing the topic of race inequity in the professional landscape.


Does tech industry jargon contain racist undertones, or are software developers taking political correctness too far?

July 6, 2020

In the light of increased racial sensitivity, leading software companies such as Red Hat are reconsidering the inclusion of controversial jargon, such as “master/slave” and “whitelist/blacklist” in software systems, while others have already done so for years.


Several Brands Vow to Boycott Ad Purchases on Facebook Until Action is Taken

June 29, 2020

In capitalistic America, several large organizations are teaming up against Facebook to hit them where it hurts - their pockets, which accrue around $70 billion annually from selling advertisement spots on their platform. These brands are among a percentage of the American public that believes the social media giant has allowed racist and hateful rhetoric to go unchecked on their platform for too long, and have committed to suspending their ad campaign purchases for the month of July until Facebook addresses the issue head-on.