End Stage Diversity

Hand-wringing Over Google’s Employee Demographic

Google announced its employee demographics. Suddenly the hand-wringing began over the arguable lack of diversity at the technology giant. Diversity&Inclusion (D&I) professionals are paying attention...now. The clichés and aphorisms abound, extolling the virtues of the ostensible business case for diversity. But they ring hollow as the disappointed and disillusioned Diversity Professionals take aim at Google and its leadership, any illusion of inclusion at Google shattered. Back in....
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Facing the Possibility of Going Over A Cultural Cliff

CliffDwellings200095 It couldn’t have been lightning. Election of a biracial POTUS struck twice in the same place. Exuberant cries of a “Post-Racial America” rise from the streets and descend from the airwaves. The demise of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” and legalized gay marriage promise a Post-Sexual Preference America.  Women in combat positions spurred one American soldier’s "Post-Gender" prediction....
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Moving Toward What’s Next, or To What Was?

CPUNIVBRD02A goal of global resolution of social differences is an enormous societal project. Yet, Twentieth Century diversiphiles bravely set out to build corporate programs holding out the promise of training away crippling discomfort with the new wave of ‘cultural differences’ interposed by law. Those differences have been managed with a vengeance from C-Suite to shining C-Suite. Yet,....
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Measuring Progress One Half-Century At A Time

footprints Diversity was supposed to lead America somewhere, wasn’t it?  But where? Diversity became the official brand name of the backseat driver for social justice when Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell’s written opinion in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke 438 U.S. 265 (1978) gave sociology students summer reading material. Fully thirty five years down Diversity Road,....
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