This is what diversity looks like to me
And if you don’t think this image is one that reflects diversity, then maybe you are the one who is racist, homophobic, ageist, ableist, mysogynistic or whatever.
Now I will admit that I chose a picture of old white men to trigger you, but the line of reasoning I apply is valid if it were a group of women sitting in that boardroom.
I simply cannot comprehend how it is that the person who chooses to make every debate about gender or sexual orientation or race can accuse the person who does not focus on these attributes as being guilty of some associated ‘label’ crime?
Since when does not particularly caring whether one is male/female, or gay/straight become equal to ignorance? Or worse, equal to discrimination?
How does someone who cares more about whether a board member is a risk taker or an innovator than whether that person is male or female suddenly become guilty of discrimination?
If I don’t like basketball, I don’t watch it. That does not mean basketball is at risk of me fighting to reduce its airtime, or that I hate anyone who might love it.
When I encounter people who can talk about nothing but ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusion’, I can’t help but also notice that these people care about gender and sexual orientation more than they do about the traits that actually have anything to do with the job at hand.
It may be simple, but if it has nothing to do with the job, why is it anyone’s business to be concerned with that? It seems to me the only logical conclusion is that these people seek to establish power, and do so using their ostensible care for the so-called oppressed as a trojan horse to gain that power and influence.
And if you are lying about your motives for getting involved with this particular cause, I don’t trust anything else that you say.