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Old 03-18-2020, 06:30 PM
 
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Diversity has swung so far in the opposite direction that at this point true diversity is an all white male staff.
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Old 04-25-2020, 03:43 AM
 
Location: From the Middle East of the USA
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Diversity sucks. I'm an African American male. When I applied for my job, I know I was qualified. When I arrived for work, immediately people came up and introduced themselves. Two white females told me we are glad to have you here. Our President said diversity was a priority here. Another person told me, we haven't had many blacks in here. I said to myself. "What the f---"

In the office, they play top 40 rock, they talk about country music, being a republican, deer hunting, and their families. I've been at this job for five years. No one invites me out to lunch, when we have meetings and seminars, we leave in groups, but they never ask me to join them and sit with them. Many of them hang out at their homes, have events outside of work, but I have never been asked to attend.

Diversity says, I'm the elephant in the room. It's a weird feeling. It's the only job where I eat lunch alone everyday, limit my speaking to good morning and good evening, and leave every day wondering, how does this diversity thing suppose to work?
I'm not a hermit crab. I'm very sociable. But the things that make me diverse has not been an asset. It must be just for the numbers.

As a minority, we need opportunities too. To the OP, if you look at ''this from a macro perspective, you will be fine.
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Old 04-25-2020, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Milwaukee, Wisc.
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Diversity sucks. I'm an African American male. When I applied for my job, I know I was qualified. When I arrived for work, immediately people came up and introduced themselves. Two white females told me we are glad to have you here. Our President said diversity was a priority here. Another person told me, we haven't had many blacks in here. I said to myself. "What the f---"

In the office, they play top 40 rock, they talk about country music, being a republican, deer hunting, and their families. I've been at this job for five years. No one invites me out to lunch, when we have meetings and seminars, we leave in groups, but they never ask me to join them and sit with them. Many of them hang out at their homes, have events outside of work, but I have never been asked to attend.

Diversity says, I'm the elephant in the room. It's a weird feeling. It's the only job where I eat lunch alone everyday, limit my speaking to good morning and good evening, and leave every day wondering, how does this diversity thing suppose to work?
I'm not a hermit crab. I'm very sociable. But the things that make me diverse has not been an asset. It must be just for the numbers.

As a minority, we need opportunities too. To the OP, if you look at ''this from a macro perspective, you will be fine.

That situation does suck. If I were in a workplace and saw someone like you being treated that way, I'd go out of my way to be friendly and make you feel included. And eat lunch with you
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