"It’s hard to have a conversation about systemic... - Deepstash
Oscar Holmes - PhD Rutgers School

"It’s hard to have a conversation about systemic injustices.  One, [diversity-related topics] are hard to approach,  and two, some people think they already know everything about diversity."

OSCAR HOLMES - PHD RUTGERS SCHOOL

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MORE IDEAS FROM Advance Diversity Awareness with a Personal Survey on Identity and Inclusion

  • Do not overestimate your own competency. Life experience alone is not enough to become a diversity expert.
  • Broaden students’ perspective on privilege. A broad spectrum of topics that can reveal differences.
  • Demonstrate authenticity — and grace. Making cultural faux pas is an opportunity for teaching and showing grace.

  • Focus on solutions.  Awareness encourages motivation toward solutions.

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Advance Diversity Awareness for thoughtful leaders.

Challenge: Expose Biases too hidden to be seen.

Innovation: An identity survey with easily visible results.

Lesson: More than one social identity is examined at the same time and allows becoming aware of issues related to diversity and privilege.

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Why diversity matters.

Diverse Companies with a wide range of employees enjoy broader skill sets, experiences, and points of view.

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It magnifies and activates other skills and is a catalyst for learning and building new skills faster. 

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