Back to the Future: Diversity for Today from the 1960s

Here’s a blog I posted in February 2016. It was taken from a piece I wrote earlier for a news letter. I think it’s appropriate to reblog it at this particular time. I hope you find it interesting.


A few years before I retired ( January 2013) from my position as associate vice chancellor for Human Resources at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, I  wrote a piece for the campus’ diversity and inclusion newsletter. I’ve had a strong interest in diversity and inclusion work since the late 1980s. I just ran across that piece from years ago in my archives…thought I would share it:

A few years ago, the Chancellor’s Diversity Committee invited Judge Wendell Griffith to campus to be our annual Diversity Week speaker. Being a Trekkie (or is it Trekker?) from the early days of the 1960s television show “Star Trek,” which aired with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and crew, I remember being transfixed when Judge Griffith began his talk by describing the bridge occupants of the Star Ship Enterprise.
Gene Roddenberry, the creator of the “Star Trek” series, had a vision of what…

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4 thoughts on “Back to the Future: Diversity for Today from the 1960s

  1. Linda Lee/Lady Quixote November 15, 2020 / 3:35 am

    This is a terrific post and very applicable for today.

    I tried to ‘like’ and comment on the original post, but for some inexplicable reason I can only like and comment from the WordPress reader. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I am a Star Trek fan, too. I got hooked on Trekkie adventures when my kids were little.


  2. Patti Couger November 15, 2020 / 4:08 pm

    Loved this, Hosea. So well written and thought provoking


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