“There are two ideas now in the academic left that weren’t there 10 years ago,” says Jonathan Haidt, a psychologist and professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business, in The Wall Street Journal. “One is that everyone is racist because of unconscious bias, and the other is that everything is racist because of systemic racism.”
Do you believe that? Before you give a quick answer of “yes,” think about it. Do you really think that you, yourself, discriminate illegally against your employees? Do you treat your white employees better than your minority employees?
Regardless of your answer to those questions, if you start hiring people who believe what they’ve been taught about racism, how does that look for your business? Every project assignment, every promotion, every time you ask someone to stay late can be seen through the eyes of racism. Which means that anything you do can result in official complaints. While the legal standard is different than the emotional standard of a new grad, defending against these accusations can be draining, emotionally and financially.
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