Neil Gonsalves discusses the potential shift towards the decentralization of DEIB and the factors that have influenced the trend.
This was a brilliant article and I think plants the seeds for rethinking a better version of DEIB
THIS is the article that every single DEIB practitioner, every HR specialist, and anyone in C-Suite should and must read. DEIB has become the Emperor with no clothes on ... and all can see the colour of his skin. But it's not hue they notice - but the hue and cry for which it is a euphemism - and the stark, stark nakedness that blinds us all. Well done, Neil! Exceptional writing here and I hope people give it a read and a darn good think.
Appreciate the mention of data indicating greater acceptance of social mixing between ethnicities (in contrast to the messaging by official channels and the media.) Also appreciate the acknowledgment that the infantilizing, condescending tone often present is off-putting to many. Someone suggested that such a tone, coupled with a message of victimhood, rounded out with the assertion that defensiveness is warranted as a default state, seemed harmful to people’s mental health. It certainly does, hence even the least savvy among us can't help but have questions.
So much ground covered in this piece. Really enjoyed taking my time considering all the points made and digesting everything.
Such a well written, articulate and well researched article Neil. So true. Human nature seems to gravitate to the flavour of the day, and in doing so, often swings from one extreme position to another. Yes, hopefully the days of checking DEIB boxes and issues that require serious social debate and accountability are coming to an end. Thanks