Here we go again with the ‘race-isn’t-real-just-a-construct-but-‘diversity’-is-so-we’ll-just-call-it-diversity-instead-of-race’
“Diversity does not mean forced equivalencies; for example, because you have a Black/African-American employee-resource group, a company is not compelled to have a KKK employee-resource group.”
Not so fast, Diversity-Man. You are trying to suggest that anyone White who challenges your agenda is lighting a cross every Saturday night while humming the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’. You are also trying to suggest also that not only should we throw our coat down and hold the door for any minority when it concerns work, school, or whatever in the interest of Pretend Equality (or as you put it “forced equivalencies”?) , but that we should also shut up about it in our private life as well as at work, and that is where you cross the line into invasion of privacy and totalitarianism. Someone of the Caucasian Persuasion is not necessarily in the Klan, just as whoever represents blacks isn’t just like Rev .Wright, Right?
“By the way, in my opinion, this extends to your private life as well.
YOU don’t get it , Visconti, that most people, White or not,have beliefs regarding race and culture, and yes,opinions and preferences based on behaviors associated with such. In the land of fallacious arguments, one is either waving a rainbow or rebel flag, there exists no normal Whites who happen to have ideas of their own regarding race, which is spectacularly and patently false- Whites having our own probably mostly private beliefs about various groups is the DEFAULT. If there is no choice BUT to ‘go along to get along’ , well then, you can’t really be too sure what your employees believe, now can you? One does not need those kind of accoutrements to affirm or confirm that one has racial opinions. You’re hanging yourself with your own thread-count challenged sheet.
Asking the White Guys: Don’t Try This at Home, by DiversityInc Partner and Cofounder Luke Visconti, continues to spark a heated debate about how white men should be included in diversity management. Today, Visconti responds to a reader who calls him a fascist for advising against holding a diversity summit that included a panel called “Ask the White Guys.”
“Diversity management is a disciplined business subject that, properly implemented, drives productivity, innovation, profitability and sustainability. It does not mean that people have an open license to sound off on their opinions.”
Celebrating all the so-called wonderful attributes of diversity without free opinion, thought or speech.Freaking fascists!
In a business setting, which is what the original question is about, I absolutely stand by those words. Employees do not have the “right” to express disruptive opinions or values that are contrary to the values of the leadership of the company. Diversity does not mean forced equivalencies; for example, because you have a Black/African-American employee-resource group, a company is not compelled to have a KKK employee-resource group.>>
By the way, in my opinion, this extends to your “private” life as well. I don’t think it’s a good management practice to tell people to “check it at the door.” If you want to fly a Confederate flag over your house and march around with a sheet on your head, that’s your right. But it doesn’t mean you have a right to be employed by a company that doesn’t share your views.
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