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

KUHoops Facebook Live: Jayhawks on verge of Final Four

Kansas City Star sportswriters Gary Bedore and Jesse Newell talked about KU’s big win over Purdue last night, amazing plays by Devonte Graham and Frank Mason, and also previewed Saturday's NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional final game against Oregon.
Shelly Yang The Kansas City Star
KUHoops Facebook Live: Jayhawks on verge of Final Four 30:00

KUHoops Facebook Live: Jayhawks on verge of Final Four

Pros and cons: Kansas Citians will vote on marijuana penalities 1:39

Pros and cons: Kansas Citians will vote on marijuana penalities

USA teammates Eric Hosmer and Danny Duffy on winning WBC 3:51

USA teammates Eric Hosmer and Danny Duffy on winning WBC

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins 2:56

Dallas Symphony members perform carpool karaoke with violins