Sunday, November 05, 2006

Diversity Training in Action   posted by DavidB @ 11/05/2006 01:20:00 AM

From today's UK Sunday Times, an amusing account of a training course in 'diversity'. It is a straw in the wind - I doubt that this would have been published, at least in a major newspaper, only a few years ago. I particularly liked the following:

"What do you expect from today's course?" asks Harvey [the trainer] brightly. "Why did you come here?" "Because we've been told we have to," says one woman with brutal honesty. A male colleague is even more frank. He is bald and stocky, and looks - by his own description - like a thug. "I've been on lots of these before," he says, tucking a pencil behind his ear, "and I'm interested to see which racial group is fashionably more equal these days."