You need to start from the presumption that your employees, management, training, and even products are riddled with implicit racial bias. Every single aspect of our culture is filled with racial bias. Our books, our movies, our music, ou…
This is the most important statement that can ever be made about discrimination, racism, and biases in the workplace on either side of the counter. We ALL have biases, slants, ideologies fears, preconceived notions (whether right or wrong) that are sometimes hidden deeply causing us to “judge” people wrongly. If a business has people working for it, there are biases there, it’s just that simple.
A one day training will not help anyone working for an employer with deep-seeded, preconceived prejudices. It took a lifetime or perhaps a specific event to create a person to develop such implicit biases. If an employer isn’t resigned to take the lifetime journey to deal with “human nature,” then a training is simply a nice CYA move for board meeting minutes and liability insurance for the lawsuits. Angry citizenry don’t know any better, but people in upper level management already know what this is, a pacifier for people who want “fake” justice.