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....more No comments
End Stage Diversity
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To Stay Right in the MiddleWithout question, the growth of “diversity” has been the trend for a long time in the U.S. The question was never really whether the population was diverse, but was and remains one of how that demographic diversity has been used and positioned, politically, economically as well....
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....more No comments
A 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,....more No comments
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,....more No comments