Diversity: Comfortable Silence or Uncomfortable Truth?
During President Obama’s moving eulogy for
the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, one of nine black
people killed in a South Carolina church in
June, he implored Americans to confront the
“uncomfortable truths” of racial prejudices still
lurking in society. These lingering attitudes,
sometimes as subtle as a whisper, and at other
times as loud as a gunshot, present a feeling of
powerlessness that minorities can appreciate.
The sense that nothing can be done leads one
to suffer in silence, but it is not a comfortable
silence by any means.
At DyNAMC Magazine, we work to break the
silence and deal with the uncomfortable truth.
We illustrate both the realities of discrimination
and the strides that are being made to eliminate
them. We profile diversity by looking at all
types of discrimination; including age, disability,
ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion,
and sexual orientation of society. DyNAMC
seeks to find the common ground that allows for
diversity and inclusion.
Founder Aldrica Lattimore
In this issue, dedicated to diversity, we cast a
very wide net over diversity and inclusion. The
featured articles focus on individuals who have
experienced discrimination, have fought against
it and who are embracing diversity and inclusion
in various aspects of life.
History will have to record that the greatest
tragedy of this period of social transition was not
the strident clamor of the bad people, but the
As you turn the pages of the November issue,
appalling silence of the good people.”
you will see the faces of diversity at its best.
- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The November issue brings to a close our
coverage of this year’s diversity issues on “Law
- Justice for All or for Some?”, “Policy - Is It a
Black and White Issue?”, “Men of Excellence
– Silhouette vs. Substance,” and finally, in
this issue, “Diversity - Comfortable Silence or
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While each issue of DyNAMC focuses on a
theme related to diversity, the overall theme is
the same: What are the ongoing struggles and
triumphs related to diversity in society today?
What strides are we making? Are we headed
toward a world of unity and harmony? Is that
At a time when southern black churches are
under attack, Pastor Dallas Wilson shares with
DyNAMC that he teaches his parishioners at
Center of Hope Ministries in Atlanta to love
everyone; and that’s what churches should be
filled with: Love. It should come as no surprise
that Pastor Wilson is DyNAMC magazine’s
winner in our “Kiss Me, I Love Diversity” photo
contest. Filmmaker Cassidy McMillan lends
her voice to the issues of teenage bullying
and suicide, while encouraging others to
take action against this “silent epidemic”, and
Diversity Officer Douglas Phason is an expert
at interpreting supplier diversity data reports
generated by Fortune companies and shares