Celebrating Diversity
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Think of a Time You Felt Like An “O”• How did you feel?• What did others not know about you?• What did you do about it and...
Diversity Is Not…•   A buzzword•   Culture•   EEO/affirmative action•   An absence of standards•   “White male bashing”
Diversity Is…•   About demographics•   About profitability•   About values•   About behavior•   A long-term process
DiversityDiversity is the mosaic of people who bring a variety ofbackgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, and beliefs as...
Primary and Secondary Dimensionsof Diversity                              Work                           Background       ...
Changes In Viewpoint On DiversityOld View• Affirmative Action• “Being nice to minorities”• Race/gender differences• Domina...
Changes In Viewpoint On DiversityModern View• Valuing diversity• Makes good business sense• Infinite number of differences...
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Think of a Time When You                Were An “X”• If not aware of this at the time, why?• If aware of at the time, what...
CollusionCollusion is cooperation with others, knowingly or unknowingly, to reinforce stereotypical attitudes,           p...
When a Friend Does Something You  Very Much Disapprove Of, Do You:a. Break off the friendship?b. Tell him/her how you feel...
Is It Hard for You to Forgive Someone       Who Has Seriously Hurt You?a. Yes.b. No.c. It is not hard to forgive, but you ...
Do You Think That…a. Censorship is vitally necessary to preserve moral   standards?b. A small degree of censorship may be ...
Are Most of Your Friends…a. Very much like you?b. Very different from you and from each other?c. Like you in some importan...
You are trying to work and concentrate,  but the noise of children playing outside         distracts you. Would you:a. Fee...
If you were traveling abroad and found   that conditions were much less hygienic        than you are used to, would you:a....
Which Virtue Do You Think          Is Most Important?a. Kindnessb. Honestyc. Obedience
Do you discuss critically        one friend with others:a. Oftenb. Rarelyc. Sometimes
If someone you dislike has a piece of        good luck, would you:a. Feel angry and enviousb. Wish it had been you, but no...
When you have a strong belief, do you:a. Try very hard to make others see things the same   way as youb. Put forward your ...
A friend is suffering from depression. Everything in his/her life seems to be fine,  but he/she complains to you that he/s...
Would you employ someone who has   had a severe nervous breakdown?a. No.b. Yes, provided there was medical evidence of   c...
When you meet someone who   disagrees with your views, do you:a. Argue and lose your temperb. Enjoy a good argument and ke...
Do you ever read a periodical that supports political views very different from yours?a. Never.b. Sometimes, if you come a...
Which statement do you           most agree with?a. If crime were more severely punished, there would   be less of it.b. A...
Do You Think…a. That some rules are necessary for social living, but   the fewer the betterb. That people must have rules ...
If you are a religious believer,                do you think:a. That your religion is the only right oneb. That all religi...
If you are not a religious believer,               do you think:a. That only stupid people are religiousb. That religion i...
Do you react to fussy old people with:a. Patience and good humorb. Annoyancec. Sometimes a., sometimes b.
Do you think the      Women’s Rights movement is:a. Run by a bunch of aggressive and insecure peopleb. An important social...
Would you marry someone           of a different race?a. Yesb. Noc. Not without thinking carefully about the various   iss...
If your brother told you he was        a homosexual, would you:a. Send him to a psychiatristb. Feel shocked and accept him...
When young people question          authority, do you…a. Feel uneasyb. Think that it is a good thingc. Feel angry
Which Statement Do You Agree With?a. Marriage is a bad institutionb. Marriage is sacred and must be upheldc. Marriage is o...
Do you think you are right - in matters of belief rather than fact:a. Alwaysb. Oftenc. Rarely
If you stay in a household that is rundifferently from yours in matters of tidiness       and regularity of meals, do you:...
Do other people’s personal            habits annoy you?a. Oftenb. Not at allc. Only if they are extreme or I am edgy
Which statement do you            most agree with?a. We should not judge other people’s actions   because no one can ever ...
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  1. 1. Celebrating Diversity
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  3. 3. Think of a Time You Felt Like An “O”• How did you feel?• What did others not know about you?• What did you do about it and why?
  4. 4. Diversity Is Not…• A buzzword• Culture• EEO/affirmative action• An absence of standards• “White male bashing”
  5. 5. Diversity Is…• About demographics• About profitability• About values• About behavior• A long-term process
  6. 6. DiversityDiversity is the mosaic of people who bring a variety ofbackgrounds, styles, perspectives, values, and beliefs asassets to the groups and organizations with which theyinteract.
  7. 7. Primary and Secondary Dimensionsof Diversity Work Background Income Age Sexual Race Marital Orientation Parental Gender Ethnicity Status Status Physical Qualities Education Religious Beliefs
  8. 8. Changes In Viewpoint On DiversityOld View• Affirmative Action• “Being nice to minorities”• Race/gender differences• Dominant culture’s bias• Learn about cultures• Burden• Golden Rule• Melting pot
  9. 9. Changes In Viewpoint On DiversityModern View• Valuing diversity• Makes good business sense• Infinite number of differences/similarities• We all have biases• Learn about people as individuals• Asset• Platinum Rule• Mosaic
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  11. 11. Think of a Time When You Were An “X”• If not aware of this at the time, why?• If aware of at the time, what thoughts and feelings did you have about this? What, if any, actions did you take?• What did you not know about that “O”?
  12. 12. CollusionCollusion is cooperation with others, knowingly or unknowingly, to reinforce stereotypical attitudes, prevailing behaviors and norms. Types Silence Denial Active participation
  13. 13. When a Friend Does Something You Very Much Disapprove Of, Do You:a. Break off the friendship?b. Tell him/her how you feel, but keep in touch?c. Tell yourself it is none of your business, and behave toward him/her as you always did?
  14. 14. Is It Hard for You to Forgive Someone Who Has Seriously Hurt You?a. Yes.b. No.c. It is not hard to forgive, but you don’t forget.
  15. 15. Do You Think That…a. Censorship is vitally necessary to preserve moral standards?b. A small degree of censorship may be necessary (to protect children, for instance)?c. All censorship is wrong?
  16. 16. Are Most of Your Friends…a. Very much like you?b. Very different from you and from each other?c. Like you in some important respects, but different in others?
  17. 17. You are trying to work and concentrate, but the noise of children playing outside distracts you. Would you:a. Feel glad that they are having a good time?b. Feel furious with them?c. Feel annoyed, but acknowledge to yourself that kids do make noise?
  18. 18. If you were traveling abroad and found that conditions were much less hygienic than you are used to, would you:a. Adapt quite easily?b. Laugh at your own discomfort?c. Think what a filthy country it is?
  19. 19. Which Virtue Do You Think Is Most Important?a. Kindnessb. Honestyc. Obedience
  20. 20. Do you discuss critically one friend with others:a. Oftenb. Rarelyc. Sometimes
  21. 21. If someone you dislike has a piece of good luck, would you:a. Feel angry and enviousb. Wish it had been you, but not really mindc. Think “Good for him/her”
  22. 22. When you have a strong belief, do you:a. Try very hard to make others see things the same way as youb. Put forward your point of view, but stop short of argument or persuasionc. Keep it to yourself unless directly asked
  23. 23. A friend is suffering from depression. Everything in his/her life seems to be fine, but he/she complains to you that he/she always feels depressed. Would you:a. Listen sympatheticallyb. Tell him to pull himself togetherc. Take him out to cheer him up
  24. 24. Would you employ someone who has had a severe nervous breakdown?a. No.b. Yes, provided there was medical evidence of complete recovery.c. Yes, if he was suitable in other ways for the work.
  25. 25. When you meet someone who disagrees with your views, do you:a. Argue and lose your temperb. Enjoy a good argument and keep your coolc. Avoid argument
  26. 26. Do you ever read a periodical that supports political views very different from yours?a. Never.b. Sometimes, if you come across it.c. Yes, you make a special effort to read it.
  27. 27. Which statement do you most agree with?a. If crime were more severely punished, there would be less of it.b. A better society would reduce the need for crime.c. I wish I knew the answer to the problem of crime.
  28. 28. Do You Think…a. That some rules are necessary for social living, but the fewer the betterb. That people must have rules because they need to be controlledc. That rules are tyrannical
  29. 29. If you are a religious believer, do you think:a. That your religion is the only right oneb. That all religions have something to offer their believersc. That nonbelievers are wicked people
  30. 30. If you are not a religious believer, do you think:a. That only stupid people are religiousb. That religion is a dangerous and evil forcec. That religion seems to do good for some people
  31. 31. Do you react to fussy old people with:a. Patience and good humorb. Annoyancec. Sometimes a., sometimes b.
  32. 32. Do you think the Women’s Rights movement is:a. Run by a bunch of aggressive and insecure peopleb. An important social movementc. A joke
  33. 33. Would you marry someone of a different race?a. Yesb. Noc. Not without thinking carefully about the various issues involved.
  34. 34. If your brother told you he was a homosexual, would you:a. Send him to a psychiatristb. Feel shocked and accept himc. Feel shocked and reject him
  35. 35. When young people question authority, do you…a. Feel uneasyb. Think that it is a good thingc. Feel angry
  36. 36. Which Statement Do You Agree With?a. Marriage is a bad institutionb. Marriage is sacred and must be upheldc. Marriage is often difficult, but seems to meet the needs of many people
  37. 37. Do you think you are right - in matters of belief rather than fact:a. Alwaysb. Oftenc. Rarely
  38. 38. If you stay in a household that is rundifferently from yours in matters of tidiness and regularity of meals, do you:a. Fit in quite happilyb. Feel constantly irritated by the chaos or the rigid orderliness of the placec. Find it fairly easy for a while, but not for too long
  39. 39. Do other people’s personal habits annoy you?a. Oftenb. Not at allc. Only if they are extreme or I am edgy
  40. 40. Which statement do you most agree with?a. We should not judge other people’s actions because no one can ever fully understand the motives of another.b. People are responsible for their actions and have to take the consequences.c. Even if it is tough on some people, actions have to be judged.
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