Thread: Equitable?
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:24 PM   #25
Dojo: Shobu Aikido of Connecticut
Location: East Haven, CT
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,402
Re: Equitable?

Look at the aikiwiki "people" section, and notice the ranks of the senior men versus the senior women.

How about:
- Build up everyone in your dojo regardless of race or gender.
- Invite the best aikido instructors you can regardless of race or gender.
- If female students get inspired and eventually become inspirational themselves then invite them to teach seminars commensurate with their level of inspiration.
- Figure out what the best practices are to recruit and retain women given the current numbers of available female role models.

OR heck, I'll play along: How many minorities? What is their representation? Any native Americans? (Give me a break. How does this help?)

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