Anyone else “put off” by the raging efforts to educate people…apparently ignorant people…on diversity?
I’m not pleased by this approach, at all.
First, the masses are considered culturally “stupid” when workplaces insist upon this “training”. Sit, listen and learn, how to feel. Did you know, one is allowed to have racial pride only if they are a person of “color”?
Secondly, the whole effort, seems to me, an active work to divide us. It is pointing out differences rather than our common humanity. Oh yeah, I’ve never found a white citizen embraced by this method either … we are colorless but not shameless or blameless. 😦
Certainly, forcing it upon people adds a “warmth” hard to measure, as well.
The issue of compassion and understanding, had been addressed very well when I was a kid. Anyone remember the Golden Rule?
“Treat others the way we’d want to be treated.”
(Yes, there was and, still is, racial and gender inequality. It has come a long way. I think it is threatening to lose ground because white people fear being called racist or prejudice, if they want to have a share in diversity. We all know, white folks aren’t qualified to have an opinion.)
Makes me sadly aware that there IS a difference between ignorance and stupid!