The world has become incredibly sensitive over the years. And even though it’s good for the world to become sensitized to the feelings of others sometimes it can be impossible to conform. Like, if you expect someone from another culture to show up on time you are actually being racist!! Say what?
This is according to “diversity training material” at Clemson University. The University spent as much as $27,000 on training material from the company Workplace Answers and it is intended to help employees at the University deal with different cultures.
One of the slides shows two groups of people. The two groups are expected to get to the event at 9 a.m but one group arrives 15 minutes early while the other arrives 10 minutes late. The slide then goes on to say that judging the people who arrived late would not be the right thing to do as we must “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.”
This is an excerpt from the Daily Caller:
One slide features a guy named Alejandro who plans a meeting between two groups. Each group contains foreign professors and students. One group shows up 15 minutes early. The second group shows up 10 minutes late.
A question-and-answer section then instructs Clemson’s professors that Alejandro would be insufficiently “inclusive” if he were to “politely ask the second group to apologize.” Alejandro would also be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t respecting everyone else’s time that “in our country, 9:00 a.m. means 9:00 a.m.”
The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”
So technically what the training material is trying to say is that Americans should not condemn foreigners for arriving late to events and if they do…IT’S RACIST!!
But you want to the know the group of people supporting this study? The Left! Because this is the kind of sympathy the Left gives to minority groups. If a foreigner arrives to an interview late should we simply ignore it for the sake of diversity? I don’t think so.
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