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

9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

When the Rio Olympics get underway on August 5, all concerns about the host city's readiness will shift to the athletes themselves. The states of Missouri and Kansas will be represented with nearly 50 US and foreign athletes connected in various ways to the state or schools therein.
Madeleine Ptacin The Kansas City Star
9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio 1:57

9 Kansas and Missouri-related athletes to watch out for in Rio

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers 1:01

Royals offense was quiet again in 3-2 loss to the Rangers

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury 0:52

Royals manager Ned Yost discusses Luke Hochevar's injury

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president 0:58

Hillary Clinton formally accepts historic nomination for president