Wednesday, July 09, 2008
5678: Not-So-Great Expectations.
As expected, Ken Wheaton’s perspective on the recent meeting involving New York City’s Commission on Human Rights has inspired comments. As expected, it’s another collection of the contrived and stereotypical responses these types of discussions consistently generate. If you’re expecting the expected rebuttals, start here, here and here. Or scan through the previous 5,677 posts on this blog. It speaks volumes that our industry continues to rehash the same attitudes, opinions and ideas on the topic—have we not made any progress in the past few decades? Now we’ll see more people debate imaginary standards, recruit outsiders as diversity consultants, launch interns-of-color programs, award special trophies to minorities and fire up the classic smokescreens. Perhaps it’s time for organizations like New York City’s Commission on Human Rights to pursue legal action. Hey, that would be unexpected.