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Old 02-18-2015, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Montana
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Please post a link to this imaginary "research".
A bit of a thread jack, and changing it slightly, but use Google Scholar and type Diversity Studies. You will find that the number that show diversity as an asset in work environments is about equal those that show it creates discord and is a distraction in work environments

I suspect the reason is two fold.

First diversity of thought is far more disruptive and difficult to manage than diversity of non essential things like skin color, height, weight, age, etc. etc. so the definition of diversity in the particular study (thought, personality, and cultural background vs. physical characteristics) matters in reguards to the outcomes.

Second, any communications major with more than one communications class can explain that there are limits to how communication and compromise can be accomplished along a continium. Within a certain range of differences, compromise can be had easily, as the differences become greater, compromise becomes more difficult, until it is unlikely if even possible for comprimise between two extreme positions.

Within a narrow range, diversity of thought, personality, and culture is great and adds to the collective knowledge, beyond that range it moves from distraction to outright disruptive and dysfunctional.

Diversity defined by physical characteristics with people from an otherwise simular background always works fine.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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Find one thread about racism that is NOT based in America........
Um... This one?
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:12 PM
 
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Here in the US, having a single armed person kill every single on of the people in that car (a good thing...
Wow. And to think that some people actually consider gun nuts to be deranged psychopaths...
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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A bit of a thread jack, and changing it slightly, but use Google Scholar and type Diversity Studies.
In other words, you have nothing.

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You will find that the number that show diversity as an asset in work environments is about equal those that show it creates discord and is a distraction in work environments.
That's completely different from what you claimed earlier.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:47 PM
 
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Wow. I saw further news on this and yes, the chelsea fans were being racist.

Oh wait, weren't people just telling me not long ago that hatred of jews in Europe was "fair" due to their actions and not really just anti-semetic?

Now suddenly the "fair and balanced" treatment of Israel by Europe is what??????
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Montana
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In other words, you have nothing.
Isn't multiculturalism just another term for diversity - maybe on a larger scale? There is lot of research on diversity, and most of it is conflicting, citing pro and con results. The larger and wider the diversity, the less correlation with improvements or positive results, with some studies even showing a negative correlation.

Most diversity programs cherry pick the academic research to show only the positive aspects of diversity - and there are many. However, there is also a large downside to diversity beyond a certain point - but that, some how, rarely gets mentioned.


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That's completely different from what you claimed earlier.
I think you have me confused with another poster.
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Old 02-18-2015, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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Quite pathetic and sad!
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Old 02-19-2015, 12:58 AM
 
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Interesting how the crowd doesn't seem to care at all.
They're Chelsea fans chanting in France after the Chelsea-PSG game. I doubt the crowd knows what they're even saying, nor is anyone trying to fight a mob of drunken hooligans.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:00 AM
 
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Interesting how the crowd doesn't seem to care at all.
Well, there were reaction, except that against a group of drunk hoolignas, you have to be carefull.

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Nolan added that others on the platform looked on in disbelief: “There definitely was a culture shock. I heard a couple of French guys saying: ‘I can’t believe this. It’s insane.’”
Chelsea condemn fans who pushed black man off Paris Métro | Football | The Guardian
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:15 AM
 
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Um... This one?
Touche. Caught me nappin on that one.
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