Friday, May 11, 2018

On circling the wagons

Hopefully an investigation will say a lot more about this one; MSU General Counsel Kristine Zayko has resigned as evidence suggesting she knew about some of the misdeeds of both Larry Nassar and John Strampel has arisen.   It's scary enough to think that a male could look past such sins and crimes; it is even scarier to think that a woman would do so, especially a woman with a law degree and job responsibility for Title IX compliance. 

We err, I think, if we under-estimate the power of group affiliation and the tendency to circle the wagons.  Moreover, Ms. Zayko demonstrates that developing a "safe" environment in any organization is never as simple as simply hiring someone from a likely group of victims. 

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