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April 23, 2024 By George Lindemann

The Tennessean | Diversity, equity and inclusion will only survive and thrive by embracing right and wrong

DEI proponents must not engage in re-writing history, they must not decide who is deserving of protections and who is not, and they certainly must not divide the world into categories of good and bad. When was the last time that pundits agreed on anything? The debate about DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) has them making similar […]

January 11, 2024 By George Lindemann

Diversity, equity and inclusion (but not for everyone) | Opinion

The national effort to right the wrongs of America’s systemic racism will fall short if diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) does not address violent and hateful behavior. DEI efforts will also fail if proponents do not rid themselves of the false narrative that all Americans fit in to one of two categories, oppressors or oppressed, […]

January 3, 2024 By George Lindemann

It's Time for DEI 2.0 when all forms of hate and violence are rejected. This is the business of business.

Since the George Floyd murder, businesses and non profits have developed to one extent or another policies and processes  to promote Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). When the war in the Middle East began it unleashed  an unprecedented level of barely repressed hate. And current DEI policies and practices are woefully insufficient at protecting the […]

November 19, 2023 By George Lindemann

Institutions must make clear: Diversity, equity and inclusion cannot include hate | Opinion published from Miami Herald

It is time for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2.0. The war in the Middle East, graphically delivered to our devices via social media, has caused a horrific outburst of hate and violence. DEI 2.0 is a campaign against all forms of hate and violence. The goal is to achieve a more equitable society for all, […]

September 23, 2022 By George Lindemann

The Environmental Magazine | Saving Ginseng While We Still Can

Wild ginseng harvesting as well as wild ginseng populations are both declining. There are plenty of obstacles, but in order to boost ginseng populations in the U.S., we need to reevaluate what’s been done and how it’s worked (or, in this case, hasn’t) and consider alternatives. Read more about my proposed solutions in my recently published article here.

March 11, 2022 By George Lindemann

Miami Herald | Vandals’ hateful act will not destroy our commitment to unity and artistic expression

As Chairman of the Board of The Bass Museum, George Lindemann was outraged and disgusted to hear about the racist and homophobic vandalism of Najja Moon’s “Your Momma’s Voice in the Back of Your Head”. In response and ahead of March’s closing vigil, George authored an op-ed in the Miami Herald. Read the full story here.