When is it fair to accuse someone of playing the “race card” or “gender card”?
My hypothesis is that men as well as women in the workplace are caught up in the gravitational pull of the masculine style. The workplace becomes more masculine, not more balanced.
The 2017 Oscar nominees and awardees are more diverse than in recent years. Four of the nominated films bring issues of racial bias and privilege out loud and clear. Will they open our eyes?
The story in Jodi Picoult’s new novel validates the premise of my work – that the first step in reducing bias and its impact on others is to become aware of our own bias. My emotional reaction to the story confirmed that I still feel called to find more and better ways to help reduce unconscious bias.
Tolerance beats intolerance, but it is merely “putting up with.” We must move to valuing and appreciating difference – not tolerating it.