Uma Gupta says Diversity has become the D-word

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Today, unfortunately, diversity has become the D-word. Many equate Diversity with Being Politically Correct. Which manager or employee is going to stand up and say, “I am sick of all this diversity nonsense?” without being shot down barely before the words are uttered. Can you imagine the fate of a manger who expresses such an opinion? So people listen to diversity lectures with glazed eyes and bored expressions, while secretly thinking, “This is all nonsense!” So, diversity is not about achieving certain percentages of “color” in your organization; it is not about lectures, workshops, and more lectures and workshops, says Uma Gupta. The first step toward diversity is giving people “safe forums” to express their opinions and perspectives and then findings ways to work through them and achieve a higher level of understanding.

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About Dr. Gupta

Dr. Uma G. Gupta is the Founder and President of STEM.SMART, a non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the pipeline of U.S students interested in STEM careers. In addition, she is the CEO of PlanetGPA, an international student recruitment services that serves as an extension to the recruitment offices of U.S. universities.

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