Sunday, September 25, 2022


Reflection on the Resolving the Race(ism) Dilemma Conference


To my collaborators, Greg, Sheena, and Kristin, and especially to our participants,


Upwards of fifty of us gathered yesterday - community leaders, parents, school administrators, social workers, writers, police officers, DEI practitioners (diversity, equity & inclusion), and folks who are skeptical about DEI. Social identities of all kinds were represented - ethnicity, age, appearance, ability, gender, sexual orientation, race, social status, and worldview (including political worldview!).


These days one would be justified in predicting that pouring this combination of elements into a day full of discussion about race and racism would surely result in an explosion. But the results look more like this:


See the rest of the note here.

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The master's map

will never take us

beyond the master's boundaries.

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Over 30 years of Diversity, Equity & 

Inclusion experience with businesses,

schools, districts, boards, administrators, students, parents, and more.

  • Training

  • Consultation

  • Speaking

  • Workshops

Carlos Hoyt, PhD, LICSW

is a teacher, an author, and a facilitator providing guidance beyond the false and problematic habits of mind that result in social bias.


I had the pleasure and honor of supporting a Boys Scouts of America troop in the process of earning a newly created Eagle Scout requirement merit badge: the Citizenship in Society merit badge


Here's a link to my reflection on this experience.



2016 | Oxford University Press

The Arc of a Bad Idea

Understanding and Transcending Race

 "Race is a time-bound (versus eternal) concept, the lifespan of which is traceable and the demise of which is predictable."


featured in The Psychology of Peace Promotion | 2019 | Springer

Empathy in the Service of Intra and Interpersonal Peace

"How can we understand and apply empathy in ways that are most conducive to peaceful intra- and interpersonal dynamics?"

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2012 | National Association of Social Workers

The Pedagogy of the Meaning of Racism:

Reconciling a Discordant Discourse

"Race is a term the meaning of which has been the subject of so much argument and mutation that its utility as a clear and reliable descriptor of a crucial form of ideology or behavior is less than certain.