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>> “When I get these letters, I actually pray for the people who have written them,” said Archbishop of York John Sentamu. The Church of England’s first Black archbishop has received hate mail with racial slurs.
>> “The motive of these particular individuals remains unclear. However, my greatest concern is that they were able to gain access to the installation at all,” said Republican Rep. Robin Hayes of North Carolina. About 150 illegal immigrants have been found working at U.S. military bases.
>> “It makes sense for the entire judiciary to embrace the concept of judicial training, of which diversity training is a part,” said South Africa’s top judges in a report on racism. Cape Town’s chief judge, John Hlophe, claimed Black colleagues are deliberately belittled by White peers, laughed at when they speak in their native languages and excluded from social and business events.
>> “I don’t really believe that men and women manage differently. There are as many different styles and approaches among women as there are among men. There are some really bitchy men. There are. People might expect women to be more sensitive so they see what they expect to see,” stated Shelly Lazarus, Chairman and CEO of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide. Lazarus’ comments appeared in a Newsweek Special Report titled, “How Women Lead” — while Worldwide Creative Director of WPP Neil French was being lambasted for his controversial remarks about women in advertising.