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.

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Royals 7-5 win over Rangers in Cactus League opener

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost comments on the team's 7-5 win over the Texas Rangers in the Cactus League opener in Surprise, Ariz.
John Sleezer jsleezer@kcstar.com
Royals 7-5 win over Rangers in Cactus League opener 1:22

Royals 7-5 win over Rangers in Cactus League opener

Trump's chief strategist critiques the media as the 'opposition party' at CPAC 0:59

Trump's chief strategist critiques the media as the 'opposition party' at CPAC

Ned Yost: Easing in Mike Moustakas 0:23

Ned Yost: Easing in Mike Moustakas

Mike Moustakas healthy and working his way through Royals spring training 2:06

Mike Moustakas healthy and working his way through Royals spring training