The Nicholson Nugget, August 2020

The Nicholson Nugget
August 2020, issue 11

In this issue, there is an article I wrote concerning employment sexual harassment. And then there is a link to a video about a barbershop in Hamilton County. It was recorded a couple of months ago why we were opening up from being locked down in Marion County.

It seemed like August went by very fast. Chadwick Boseman, actor in many movies, including Black Panther, died in August. It seemed like his life went by very fast, too.

School started back up. most students. I’m a professor at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. This semester, I was giving the choice of teaching in person or via Zoom. I chose to teach a class this year virtually via Zoom.  The first class was rocked with technical issues but the second class went a lot smoother.

Also, K-12 parents had to decide whether or not they were going to send their kids to school in person or were they going to do choose virtual, E-learning. Some schools started in person, and then they ended up doing it virtually because of COVID-19 outbreaks.  Then there were some colleges starting in person and then going virtual. The Coronavirus has definitely changed the way Educators have planned on doing school for the year.

The best advice I can give is to stay safe and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Some people may feel more comfortable having their kids in school, while others may feel more comfortable having their kids learn virtually. So do what you think is best for you and your family to stay safe.

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Take care and be safe!


Sexual Harassment

Like many, you probably spend a large portion of your time at work, or you did until the pandemic. You may have invested in training or feel invested in the work you do. It’s not unusual to feel unappreciated from time to time. However, feeling undervalued or demoralized for other reasons, such as employment sexual harassment, is not acceptable.

While isolated moments of teasing or nonserious comments are not illegal, it becomes a different story when they occur with great frequency or turn the workplace into a hostile environment.

Employment Sexual harassment can include unwelcome comments, offensive conversations, and sexual advances. Men or women can be victims of sex abuse in the workplace.

If you’ve suffered from a coworker or supervisor’s unwanted comments or actions, you know all too well the undermining effect it has. At the very least, it’s behavior that’s demeaning. At its worst, it can affect your chances for deserved promotions or lead to dismissal.

You might think you have nowhere to turn or that no one will believe you if you take steps to report abuse. One of the things the #Metoo movement has succeeded at is bringing to light the regularity with which such incidences occur, and the ability to turn victims into survivors.

Indianapolis Civil Rights Attorney.

Nugget of the Month

“You have to cherish things in a different way when you know the clock is ticking, you are under pressure.”

Chadwick Boseman

Barbershop of the Month

McCroy’s Barber Lounge is an upscale private studio suite that provides a blend of old-world ambiance with new school techniques. McCroy’s obsession with detail is his strong suit assuring he never compromises quality for speed.

Kendall McCroy was born and partially raised in Detroit, Michigan.  His family moved to Peru, Indiana, where he graduated high school.   His childhood memories are filled with his father barbering and teaching him the craft. He grew so confident in his skills that he not only cut his hair but all his friends too.

After completing college and a few career changes later, his father continued encouraging him to get his barber’s license, and he finally decided to enroll in Kenny’s Academy of Barbering.

He takes a tremendous amount of pride in the quality of his services.  He encourages you to come and enjoy a handcrafted experience.

Here is the link to the video interview that I had with Kendall McCroy back in May.