the ashe academy's inspire. uplift. engage. podcast tokenism

episode 1: tokenism

the ashe academy’s inspire. uplift. engage. podcast



making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of racial equality.


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About the Panelists

Our Tokenism discussion featured Victoria Ayeni, recent Law School grad who will be a Judicial Law Clerk in Fall 2020. KJ Jones, Editor in Chief of Diesel Power Magazine, part of the Motor Trend Group. Fred Clavél, a post-doctoral research psychologist at San Diego State University, specializing in social psychology and quantitative methods. Plus our very own Natasha Ashe – Senior Assistant Community Asset Manager with a Property Management Company & The Ashe Academy’s CFO and Crystal Jones – Senior Product Development Project Management Spec for a major pharmaceutical company & President of The Ashe Academy Board.  


Hosted by Samuel J. Ashe II, MBA



Victoria Ayeni


KJ Jones


Fred Clavél


Crystal Jones

Crystal Jones


The Ashe Academy CFO Natasha Ashe 

Natasha Ashe