When we allow ourselves to be stuck in caves of privilege, safe from the injustice which affects marginalised groups we convince ourselves that Diversity and Inclusion is not our business. However if we do this long enough the damaging impacts are clear to see as we nurture and reinforce messages of superiority and entitlement. We nurture and reinforce messages of intolerance and believe the conspiracy theories we are told. The impact of these repeated messages affects us all (not just those who believe them) as we saw in the Capitol Hill riots.
Some will argue this was in America, it cannot happen here. However the truth is it can happen anywhere. Wherever senses of privilege and entitlement are left unchecked and where there is intolerance of difference and an eagerness to blame those who are different such as ethnic minorities.
Check out the full article hear: Diversity and Inclusion in the Boardroom
Sign up for the Diversity and Inclusion Boardroom training
As we wrap up 2020, I sat down with Kevin Kamau to reflect on the year and discussed at length what that means for EDI resolutions in 2021. Feel free to share your 2021 EDI resolutions in the comment section.
Join me in this episode as I introduce my Six Stages Conceptual Framework and why it is an important tool in supporting individuals and organisations to better understand and to deal with racism. The Diversity Wheels are Turning and this is your chance to listen to some new ideas around fighting racism. 2021 is a New Year and we have to be bold and approach things differently. If we do the same as we have always done we will get the same results. We need to be committed to change and the Conversation starts here.
Check out the article completed with Kevin Kamau from Canada: