Putting it all into Action
The subject of race can be very touchy. As finance executive Mellody Hobson says, it’s a “conversational third rail.” But, she says, that’s exactly why we need to start talking about it. In this engaging, persuasive talk, Hobson makes the case that speaking openly about race — and particularly about diversity in hiring — makes for better businesses and a better society.
The past six weeks we have talked about conflict, gender, sexuality, race, privilege, and much more. We have dared each other to be vulnerable and opened up to incredibly tough subjects. And, now it is really important to truly take some time to pause and think on why did we all of that and why it is important to address diversity. Take some time to watch the above Ted Talk from Mellody Hobson.
Please share with your classmates:
- Why YOU feel that it is important to discuss diversity?
- What are concerns that you have about discussing intercultural matters (conflicts or otherwise) openly?
- What are specific steps that you are going to take going forward? Be .