As I travel the country speaking and connecting with a variety of groups, teams and organizations, I cannot help but wonder if we are truly headed towards a color-blind society. Racism is certainly not as omnipresent as it once was in the segregated South but I often wonder how far we really have come as a country. In so many ways, I am lucky because I get to tell my story and provide an insiders view as to what goes on behind the curtain in so many organizations and groups.

That said, it is one thing to talk “cultural diversity” but certainly another to see it develop and nurture as a strategic priority within an organization.

What do you think? Are we headed in the right direction?