Entries by Craig J. Cantoni

A Test of Your Understanding of Diversity

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

A one-question test reveals that diversity is as much about exclusion as it is about inclusion. The purpose of this paper is to test your understanding of diversity and its related movements of equity and inclusion.  We’ll begin with the five precepts of diversity and then turn to a one-question test. The precepts: The greater […]

Institutional Racism: Fact or Fiction?

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

The wrong answer has resulted in the wrong public policies.   A popular narrative is that institutional racism explains why African Americans, as a group, on average, experience higher poverty rates, lower test scores, fewer advancement opportunities, worse health outcomes, higher arrest rates, longer prison sentences, fewer housing options, and higher rates of being victims […]

A Fashion Question about Tattoos

Estimated Reading Time: 2 minutes

What’s the dividing line between fashionable and unfashionable tattoos?   Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So is fashion. Being neither beautiful nor fashionable, I have a burning question:  At what point do tattoos go from being fashionably attractive to being unfashionably ugly? I need to know in case I ever decide to […]

Locked in Password Prison

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

To make it worse, the only way out is with a Microsoft key.   Despite remarkable advances in computer technology and artificial intelligence, American productivity has either flatlined or declined.  No doubt, a contributing factor is that Americans are wasting too much time keeping track of their passwords, security codes, PINs, user IDs, and user […]

The Existential Threat of Bob Iger’s Yacht

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

If climate change is an existential threat, should the government ban yachts, mansions, Disney cruises, Disney World, and green phonies? In 2021, the Disney Company issued its 183-page Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which included a section on environmental sustainability.  Disney CEO Bob Iger is currently having a superyacht built for himself that is 210 feet […]

When Democrats Were Violent Election Deniers

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

The reaction of Trump and his loyalists to losing the 2020 presidential election was namby-pamby compared to how Democrats reacted to losing the 1876 election.   History not only repeats itself but reveals how the Democrat and Republican parties have switched roles over time.  What each one accuses the other of doing, each has done […]

The U.S. Is Ruled by Heinerscheids

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

They won’t rest until they get their fellow Heinerscheid, Donald Trump.   Heinerscheids on the left and right dominate the top of government, industry and media. What is a Heinerscheid (high-nur-shide)? A Heinerscheid is an upper-caste American from the Ivy League who has been hoodwinked to believe that a degree from a top-ranked school brings […]

Race is Fluid, not Fixed

Estimated Reading Time: 4 minutes

Fixed or fluid, the argument is made more interesting because while there are very little DNA differences among racial categories, there are immense differences between the two sexes.  Such differences lead among other factors to different hormones and subsequent physical and mental development.  Yet these immense differences are considered fluid, while minute differences are considered […]