Diversity and Inclusion is Not Just Having an Open Mind

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A participant in one of my Diversity and Cultural Intelligence  programs this week said that it was just a matter of having an open mind. That’s like using the word “respect.” To many people having an open mind is being around people who are just like themselves. I don’t even know what that means any more. Most people think they…

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Three Stale Diversity Slogans That Trivialize Diversity

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Meaningless Diversity Slogans(We probably have used these more times than we admit. I pledge to stop myself before I use them) 1- The Golden Rule- Treat people the way you want to be treatedWhat if you hate yourselfWhat if they other people don’t want what you wantWhat if you have no idea how you want to be treated because you’ve…

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