#GoodRead | Diversity Policies Don't Help Women or Minorities, and They Make White Men Feel Threatened

 by Rhoda Baer [public domain],  via Wikimedia Commons

by Rhoda Baer [public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

"Diversity Policies Don't Help Women or Minorities, and They Make White Men Feel Threatened":

Thus, pro-diversity messages signaled to these white men that they might be undervalued and discriminated against. These concerns interfered with their interview performance and caused their bodies to respond as if they were under threat. Importantly, diversity messages led to these effects regardless of these men’s political ideology, attitudes toward minority groups, beliefs about the prevalence of discrimination against whites, or beliefs about the fairness of the world.

Read Tessa L. Dover, Cheryl R. Kaiser, Brenda Major's full article at Harvard Business Review here…

One big takeaway from this article? Diversity policies don't work in part because white men feel bad when they're no longer given preferential treatment. Change is hard, but some change, like learning that women and minorities are worthy of equal respect and then behaving that way, is worth the hurt feelings.