June 13, 2008
Yesterday I had diversity training. Yes, now I am officially diverse. I went prepared for the worst. I have been through several diversity trainings during my lifetime and I must admit, that this one was, by far, the best. For one, I didn’t leave feeling like I was to blame for the all problems in the world, nor did I leave feeling like a victim. (I have had some excruciatingly bad experiences in the past.) The training was done by Howard Ross of Cook Ross, Inc. He did a very good job of talking about diversity in all different aspects, while at the same time, not minimizing the seriousness of the more blatant issues. He didn’t give the guaranteed-to-work-in-6-easy-steps fix to the issues of diversity. He was real about it.
He discussed subconscience biases and actions or thoughts that I never thought of as having to do with this subject. I left having learned a lot about myself.
This comment struck me the most:
‘The more you know who I am, the less you will react to what I am.’
It’s something to chew on a bit.
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