The Partners for Workplace Diversity have developed some simple kits to help workplaces raise diversity issues in their workplaces. You will also find national and regional web sites and a bibliography of helpful items.
Diversity initiatives are not directly programs aimed at reducing racism. However, a good diversity program should enable individuals to recognize that racism is not good for the economy or the community. It should also create a culture that is more responsive to initiatives and information directed at improving social justice issues related to racism. Diversity programs tend not to compare people using the experience of Euro-American as the norm or standard. They do not tend to stereotype races by social class, and they do not use racial identity as a “master” status. In the U.S. both types of programs are needed, since diversity perspectives are grounded in business thinking while race initiatives tend to be grounded in social justice. Close Window