NOT SO FAST, Self-Proclaimed “Ally” I've always been a big college football fan.  Living in the Midwest and going to Ohio State (or THE Ohio State University), I guess I didn't have much of a choice in the matter.  Despite the obvious needs for more diversity in the sport and more diverse representation in leadership, one of my favorite quotes that Lee Corso, ESPN commentator, uses is “not so fast.”   It reminds me of people that want to be allies but show up in problematic ways.  They want to be helpful, but what they say and do is not helpful.  We are all allies in training.  While there is no need to show up perfect in the diversity and inclusion conversation, it is important to show up intentionally. Put Away the Rescue Cape Allyship is not a rescue mission.  It does not require you to save the day for someone.  Hang up the rescue cape, and simply show up to listen and learn. ...

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