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

Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe

Dawn Ketcham of Olathe thought of her children, a set of 3-year-old twins, hours after a 3-year-old girl was struck and killed by a car in the 15100 block of South Blackfoot Drive. The family lives less than a block away from the scene of Saturday’s accident where a car driving south on Blackfoot hit the toddler at 1:59 p.m., police said. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.​
Toriano Porter The Kansas City Star
Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe 0:26

Girl, 3, struck and killed by car in Olathe

Mizzou Minute: Value of Tigers' trouncing of Delaware State 3:31

Mizzou Minute: Value of Tigers' trouncing of Delaware State

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock on a dominant win against Delaware State 3:38

Missouri quarterback Drew Lock on a dominant win against Delaware State

Charlotte police release bodycam and dashcam video of Keith Scott shooting 1:09

Charlotte police release bodycam and dashcam video of Keith Scott shooting