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
Below are 5 Questions/Statements With 12 Different Responses. All Answers Are Below.
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1. __________ ____________ won her September 4th Democratic Primary in an upset victory over 10 term Congressman Michael Capuano. With no Republican opponent in the November general election, she will go on to become the FIRST black woman in the history or Massachusetts to serve in the US House of Representatives.
_____a. Elizabeth Miranda
_____b. Ayanna Pressley
_____c. Josephine Baker
_____d. Harriett Tubman
2. Elizabeth Miranda, Rachael Rollins, and Nika Elugardo all won their Massachusetts Democratic Primaries on September 4th. Miranda and Elugardo won ____________ _______________ _____________ seats. Rollins won for Suffolk County __________ _____________.
_____a. County Sheriff Office, Tax Collector
_____b. State House Senate, Trial Lawyer
_____c. Federal Election Commissioner, Federal Auditor
_____d. State House Representative, District Attorney
3. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of _____________ said in an interview that the world is moving towards more diversity, not less.
4. ___________ Americans are the least likely group in the U.S. to be promoted to Management
5. Naomi Osaka beat longtime champion Sarina Williams in the US Open. Naomi is half ________ and half ___________ and is called a _______ in her mother's native country.
_____a. Hungarian, Portuguese, "Sola"
_____b. Indian, Vietnamese, "Gigo"
_____c. Japanese, Haitian, "Hafu"
_____d. Ghanian, Laotian, "Mala"
1. b. Ayanna Pressley
SHRM is the Society for Human Resource Management
Note: I am a supporter of Ayanna Pressley. She met her husband at a meeting in the basement of my former church, Charles Street AME in Boston. Her dear friend, Dr. Aisha Francis, is an active member of my current church, Bethel AME Church-Boston. I remember when Ayanna sat down with me to explain why she was running for Boston City Council in 2009. She was as convincing then as she is now. The Quiet Storm is going to Congress!
2. d. State House Representative, District Attorney
Liz Miranda, who I supported and I are members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I honored her at my March 2018 Black History Breakfast shortly before she announced her candidacy.
All three woman are African Americans.
3. a. Canada.
See the video clip of Trudeau's message on Carole's Free Multicultural Symposium Series Facebook page. Here's the Link: http://bit.ly/2N11yv8
4. b. Asian
Source: Harvard Business Review
5. c. Japanese, Haitian, Hafu
Check out Diversity Quiz #6 for more interesting facts about the Hafu community in Japan. http://bit.ly/2NDfLKN
"In racially homogeneous Japan, Osaka is considered hāfu, which is Japanese word for biracial. Osaka's Japanese grandfather was furious when he found out her mother was romantically involved with a black man. As a result of their interracial relationship, her mother Tamaki Osaka did not have contact with her family for over 10 years. In a 2016 interview, Osaka said: "When I go to Japan, people are confused. From my name, they don’t expect to see a black girl."
Osaka has dual Japanese and American citizenship. She is not fully fluent in Japanese."
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