links for 2007-05-17

  1. Oprah’s ugly secret – Salon Life

    Thx nsekuye . “Skipping the getting-to-know-you part has given us what we deserve: the Oprah culture. It’s a culture where superstition is “spirituality,” illiteracy is “authenticity,” and schoolmarm moralism is “character.””

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  2. Push to achieve tied to suicide in Asian-American women –

    Thx Lin. “First and foremost, they say “model minority” pressure — the pressure some Asian-American families put on children to be high achievers at school and professionally — helps explain the problem.”

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  3. The WSJ Gets It Wrong: White Men Dont Legitimize Diversity – DiversityInc

    “a company cannot “lend legitimacy” to a diversity-management effort unless there is strong, visible, consistent and heart-felt support from the CEO—along with the CEO holding his/her people accountable and having formalized communication channels, metr

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  4. Couple Held Two Servants Captive for Years, U.S. Says – New York Times

    “Federal prosecutors charged a wealthy Long Island couple…with keeping two Indonesian domestic workers as virtual prisoners in their home for more than five years under conditions they called “modern-day slavery,” beating one severely and paying the

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