Friday, April 14, 2017
The Stupidity Of Diversity Training
Apparently It's Now Racist To Expect People To Show Up On Time
Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images
According to diversity training materials being disseminated at publicly-funded
Clemson University, expecting people from other cultures to show up on
time is racist.
The university spent nearly $27,000 on diversity training materials from a
company called Workplace Answers. Those materials were graciously
intended for employees of the school in order to indoctrinate them.
I mean, for them to learn from.
One of the online slides depicted two groups, which included foreign professors
and students, showing up to a scheduled event at 9 a.m.; one group came 15
minutes early and the other came 10 minutes late. The slide made the assertion
that it would not be the inclusive thing to do to chastise the group that was late,
since people must "recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting
and adjust accordingly.”
One slide features a guy named Alejandro who plans a meeting
between two groups. Each group contains foreign professors
and students. One group shows up 15 minutes early. The second
group shows up 10 minutes late.
A question-and-answer section then instructs Clemson’s professors
that Alejandro would be insufficiently “inclusive” if he were to
“politely ask the second group to apologize.” Alejandro would also
be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t
respecting everyone else’s time that “in our country, 9:00 a.m.
means 9:00 a.m.”
The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded
diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize
cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust
accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural
perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than
In other words, some foreigners are incapable of being on time and Americans
need to shut up and accept it in the name of diversity, or something. Of course,
such low expectations of those from other cultures is truly infantilizing stuff,
but this is how the Left views any minority group.
These ingenuous and expensive slides were reportedly approved by
Clemson Chief Diversity Officer Lee Gill. It's unclear what a
"chief diversity officer" actually does, but Gill apparently gets paid big
bucks for the position, raking in over $185,000 in tax-payer funds
The training materials are not mandatory by definition, but Clemson
President James Clements said last year that “all employees will
participate in diversity education and training,” notes Campus Reform.
One such employee, a professor who skirted sufficient indoctrination,
leaked the insane diversity slides to Campus Reform.