Thursday, April 07, 2016

Diversity Thursday

Sorry about the orientation, but this is how I got it from the Salamander Underground, and I kind of like it that you have to put your head in an unnatural position to read this diktat.

This is another DivThu that really just writes itself - with a little "I told you so years ago" vibe that I love so much.

This PP presentation was given by Kathleen Ponder at the Navy's Strategic Thinking Workshop for Flags/SES. As one would expect none of those in the audiance raised an eyebrow and in fact, many joined in for the nonsensical discussion including "Microaggression."

Why would someone push back, when they would simply be slandered by the Commissar running the self-criticism class.

My favorite bits, you may have others,
Implicit Bias – a bias in judgment and/or behavior that results from subtle cognitive processes that often operate at a level below conscious awareness and without intentional control - beliefs or simple associations that a person automatically makes between an object and its evaluation.
Yes friends, you may act as if you are 100% equal opportunity, but at your core you act in a racist, sexist, and homophobic manner (or some combo or another). We can't prove that you are, but you are because we say so. You cannot prove that you are not, so, again, you have to accept that you are.

As such,
Our task as leaders:
• Understand where our personal implicit biases come from;
• Develop strategies for challenging our own implicit biases;
• Assist others who report to us to challenge their implicit biases.
Ok. Accept that you are biased. Make affirmative actions to make up for these biases that no one can show actually exists. Like a multi-level-marketing scheme, "assist" those whose careers we hold in our hands to do the same.

Warfighters being told they are bigots who don't know how to lead by someone with an undergrad degree in speech pathology with a doctorate in Curriculum and Counseling.

In the name of all that is holy.

Man, I wish I had the audio of the microaggression discussion. The Salamander Underground simply must work harder.

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