Here's this week's quiz to keep you on your toes and to start the conversation within your network on race, diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. Each time we’ll pose specific questions to test your knowledge and to help stretch your understanding of the importance and subtleties of how we think, act, and engage with each other culturally, ethnically and personally.
So get your thinking caps out and get ready to expand your thinking one question at a time.
You’ll find all of the answers below.
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-Carole Copeland Thomas
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1. In The US Workforce women make up _____% of social workers and _____% of HVAC and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers.
_____a. 30% and 25%
_____b. 82% and 1%
_____c. 65% and 10%
_____d. 12% and 89%
2. The United Nations states that 1 in _____ girls in Africa miss school during their menstruation cycle.
3. With the United States making up only 5% of the world's population, what percentage of the world's prison population does it represent?
4. Who recently became Boston's first African American in history appointed as the Boston Police Commissioner?
_____a. Ray Hammond
_____b. David Thomas
_____c. Jacques Carter
_____d. William Gross
5. Dr. Daphne Koeller is the co-founder of what online educational platform launched in 2012?
1. b. 82% and 1% Source: US. Bureau of Labor Statistics Women at Work
2. d. 10 . This is a major issue in developing countries, where all girls do not have access to sanitary napkins. Several humanitarian projects in the US include sending/distributing sanitary napkins to girls in rural villages. When I lead my yearly group tour to India, our travelers take extra suitcases filled with sanitary napkins for village girls in the countryside.
3. a. 21% . Source: NAACP . This is a shameful percentage, coupled with several state prison construction projects conducted across the United States.
4. d. William Gross . Commissioner Gross was installed as the first African American on Monday August 6, 2018. Listen to Carole's radio podcast and learn more about Commissioner Gross. Click Here to Listen.
5. b. Coursera . This TED talk features Dr. Koeller and her remarkable journey as an online innovator. Click Here To Listen.
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Their backgrounds and circumstances couldn't have been more different. Bob survived the foster care system in New York. Willie grew up in a loving household headed by a single mother in Boston. Bob graduated from high school and entered the newspaper business as an office boy. Willie graduated from high school and joined the Boston Police Department as a police cadet. Both rose the ranks through hard work and through building relationships with others.
Bob was white. Willie is black. Both define what success looks like in black and white.
Bob Danzig rose to become the CEO of Hearst Publications. He just died yesterday. Willie/William Gross just became the first African American Police Commissioner in the history of Boston.
Today we'll trace their origins and see why leadership still matters in the hustle and bustle of our society.
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