Skip to comments.Do You Need Diversity Training? (lamey-barfey)
Posted on 10/27/2009 6:39:51 AM PDT by flowerplough
Are you unwittingly offending people in your office? Do you say things that cause others to wince or lose interest in having a collaborative relationship with you? You may be in need of good diversity training. DiversityInc put together a list of signs to show where you might be making cultural missteps.
How do you interact with people from different races and ethnicities in the office? Have you ever found yourself complimenting a Black person on her ability to articulate well? Did you tell a Latino coworker that you were surprised he didn't have an accent? Do you think an Asian-American coworker is in an accounting position because "they're all skilled at math"? Have you ever said "you people" when referring to members of a different race and ethnicity?
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While you may think you have good intentions by using "terms of endearment" for women such as "honey" or "sweetie," these words are inappropriate for the workplace and can belittle a woman and her position as a valuable asset to the company. The same goes for questioning a woman, even casually, about her "time of the month" and making comments that are sexually suggestive.
(Excerpt) Read more at diversityinc.com ...
I never unwittingly offend anyone. I do it on purpose.
I may wittingly offend or at least half- wittingly!
Have you ever praised a white man for his open-mindedness and sensitivity?
‘Have you ever found yourself complimenting a Black person on their ability to articulate well?’
No, but our Vice-President has!
One needs a job first to offend anyone in an “office”.
I don’t know whether its that I’m getting older or maybe it’s the whole boatload of crap coming out of Washington these days, but I find myself having less and less patience with this Bull-sheetrock. As always the article makes no mention of how a white male might be offended.
I just wish we could close HR. The most useless department in any company and the source of this kind of BS in trying to justify their jobs.
I think a lot of Americans are sick of hearing how their country, their culture, their religion, and everything else about them is somehow evil, ignorant or otherwise “a negative influence” on society.
I’d like to see the shoe on the other foot - and people worried about offending US!
Do you need diversity training?
Have you ever said, “That is a puny plan”, to someone who is height challenge?.
Have you ever said, “That is a way phat idea, dude”, to a person of size?
Have you ever asked someone with a wandering eye if they need some help because they look confused.
Have you ever said, Her bark is worse than her bite, about some ugly copier jockey?
Have you ever asked a cranky winged-waitress, It’s that time isn’t it, referring to the seat-belt light when it is time to land?
Have you ever asked the Congressional Black Caucus, Do y’all need a flashlight ‘cause it be a little dark in here, after a fuse has blown and the lights are out?
I could go on...
No but our Vice President thinks clerks in 7-11s talk funny.
Click here to read "10 Things NEVER to Say to Latino Executives."
Click here to read "Things NEVER to Say to Asian Coworkers."
Apparently this is aimed exclusively to white folks.
Heh!Send this ‘web number’ for DiversityInc to Biden!
He needs it more than we do.
"[if people] say 'husband' or 'wife' and don't make provisions for 'partner' or 'spouse.'
According to Obama....his mother is a typical white person.
Yeah, that’s the ticket. It’s all HR’s fault.
I judge people by the content of their character!
No, I know it is not all HR’s fault, but they always side with the easily offended PC do gooders. And force us to watch harrassment videos, sign diversity pacts etc etc
HR’s motivation in all this is not internal. The fed and state acronyms and the threat of legal resource drains drive this.
OK, some in the field are true believers, but not all.
I do understand your viewpoint.
I do not require diversity training because unlike our politically correct human resources professionals, I know precisely what “diversity” is: a condition, not a value. As your employer, I do not care what color your skin is, what your gender is, or where you came from, as long as you can speak the language, wear clean clothes, shower more than weekly, and do your job to a minimum standard of proficiency. Any additional requirement is most likely a form of intimidation by the state for the purpose of procuring unearned benefits.
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