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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KU freshman Josh Jackson runs through shooting drills

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Highlights from KU camp scrimmage

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KU's Cheick Diallo discusses season debut

Father of former rower who alleged she was sexually assaulted in dorm says KU must change now 2:15

Father of former rower who alleged she was sexually assaulted in dorm says KU must change now

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KU's Josh Jackson on being labeled a one-and-done

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James Naismith's rules of basketball on display at KU

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KU's Carlton Bragg and Cheick Diallo interview each other about deodorant

Kansas coach Bill Self on Jayhawks' win over Iowa State 4:03

Kansas coach Bill Self on Jayhawks' win over Iowa State

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MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

Add singer/songwriter to the list of accomplishments of Mizzou's Olympics-bound wrestler J'den Cox. He recently worked through "Routine," with his mother, Cathy Cox, in the Tigers' wrestling facility.
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MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music 3:58

MU's Olympic wrestler J'den Cox, mother make beautiful music

Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera remembers his All-Star Futures Game in 2011 1:58

Royals pitcher Kelvin Herrera remembers his All-Star Futures Game in 2011

Matt Besler, Graham Zusi represent U.S. national team at Copa America 3:07

Matt Besler, Graham Zusi represent U.S. national team at Copa America

Independence woman jumps out of a Wendy's drive-through window to fight customers 0:50

Independence woman jumps out of a Wendy's drive-through window to fight customers