Diversity Diva

Diversity Diva

Preventing a bad workplace environment takes work, tact, courage

Even in our modern workplace — well past Jim Crow, decades into employment law protection prohibiting discrimination — the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission still reported dozens of complaints regarding nooses in recent years. But what can one person do to prevent the sort of environment that would tolerate, let alone welcome, such an act?

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Progress toward workplace diversity can warp perception

Diversity is about positive strides forward, but not if we don’t know what we are walking toward and what concrete things stand in our way. Although things looked better — were better — when millennials were growing up, nothing in the past had really changed, and that past was still going a long way toward creating what we have right now.

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Careless labeling hurts — no matter which group is stereotyped

The increased, on-demand consumption of news means very little processing or filtering time exists before you express a reaction. Many times while we are sitting at our work desk. That’s left us often relying on lazy, knee-jerk words and images to describe people and situations — modern-day stereotypes used to reduce a matter to a quick and manageable bite.

Videos

Andy Reid on Fisher's holding call and the end of the season

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid disagreed with the holding penalty called on Eric Fisher in the playoff loss to Pittsburgh and also recapped the team's season.
David Eulitt The Kansas City Star
Andy Reid on Fisher's holding call and the end of the season 2:57

Andy Reid on Fisher's holding call and the end of the season

Andy Reid addresses Alex Smith's future as Chiefs' starting QB 1:45

Andy Reid addresses Alex Smith's future as Chiefs' starting QB

This is how potholes are formed 0:51

This is how potholes are formed

Dee Ford on the Chiefs' playoff loss 1:46

Dee Ford on the Chiefs' playoff loss