The hottest Diversity Substack posts right now

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Noahpinion • 34882 implied HN points • 24 Feb 24
  1. Creating a multiracial society requires deep societal changes and can't be achieved through quick fixes or shortcuts
  2. Forging a shared national identity in a diverse society is challenging but achievable through extended, cooperative contact between racial groups
  3. Efforts to combat racism through shortcuts like discriminatory practices or oversimplified diversity training often backfire and require long-term, thoughtful solutions
Freddie deBoer • 6679 implied HN points • 28 Feb 24
  1. Consider the impact of your actions on the most vulnerable people in society.
  2. Question the true purpose and effectiveness of initiatives claiming to fight racism.
  3. Reflect on whether efforts towards diversity and inclusion are truly benefiting marginalized communities.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2040 implied HN points • 19 Mar 24
  1. Google's new AI tool, Gemini, produced biased results in image searches, reflecting the larger issue of the company's culture prioritizing ideologies over excellence.
  2. Former Google employees, including high-profile individuals like Shaun Maguire, expressed concerns over Google's push for diversity, equity, and inclusion leading to compromises in quality and standards.
  3. The fallout from the Gemini AI debacle at Google highlighted the importance of balancing inclusivity with maintaining product quality and unbiased information for users.
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Freddie deBoer • 8782 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Indie rock no longer exists in 2024, with no cool clubs or scene left to produce new albums, showing a cultural shift away from 'indie' music.
  2. The embrace of poptimism in music criticism led to a shift towards conformity and popular music elevation, changing the role of the critic from highlighting underappreciated music to reassuring popular tastes.
  3. Music criticism has lost its diversity and focus on challenging artistic expressions due to the dominance of poptimism, impacting the vibrancy and depth of music discussions.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 3111 implied HN points • 12 Feb 24
  1. Lucy Aharish is the first Arab Muslim news presenter on mainstream, Hebrew-language Israeli television.
  2. She is an iconoclast who challenges societal norms by being an Arab, a proud Israeli, and a Muslim married to a Jew.
  3. Lucy Aharish has been vocal in her criticism of far-right voices, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Arab violence, emphasizing unity between Israelis and Arabs.
Hold That Thought by Sarah Haider • 3360 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Criticism of DEI programs is gaining traction but facing backlash and institutions finding ways around anti-DEI measures
  2. DEI diversity version can act as a tax on institutions, degrade professional competency, and harm actual diversity
  3. Tokenism leads to arbitrary divisions, fosters implicit racism, and does more harm than good for diversity
Tracing Woodgrains • 3459 implied HN points • 29 Jan 24
  1. There was a scandal at the FAA involving a biographical questionnaire that caused major issues for air traffic controller candidates.
  2. Pressure to diversify the air traffic control system led to changes in the hiring process, affecting CTI graduates and creating controversy.
  3. The scandal involved allegations of discrimination and unfair hiring practices, culminating in a class-action lawsuit that is still ongoing.
Popular Information • 14151 implied HN points • 16 Oct 23
  1. Scholastic faces criticism for potentially excluding books featuring people of color and LGBTQ characters from book fairs.
  2. Scholastic claims to segregate books due to pending legislation in U.S. states, risking exclusion for teachers and librarians.
  3. There is a backlash against Scholastic from publishers like Brave Books that promote different values and books for children.
Airplane Mode with Liz Plank • 2535 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. The lack of Oscars nominations for the Barbie movie highlights gender bias in the film industry
  2. Only eight female directors have ever been nominated in the 95-year history of the Academy Awards, showing a significant gender disparity
  3. The success of the Barbie movie, despite lack of recognition, shows the industry's need for change and the importance of celebrating female creators
Daily Dreher • 2260 implied HN points • 10 Jan 24
  1. Excellence should be the main criteria for hiring and promotion, rather than diversity or other factors.
  2. Prioritizing excellence in hiring is crucial for critical industries like aircraft manufacturing and healthcare.
  3. Institutional leaders managing based on standards other than excellence can lead to negative consequences.
Richard Lewis • 1631 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Riot Games faced internal conflicts over participation in a Saudi Arabian tournament due to LGBTQ+ concerns
  2. There was controversy over Riot's decision to work with a government that criminalizes homosexuality
  3. Internal messages revealed mixed feelings within Riot about business relationships with Saudi Arabia
Not On Your Team, But Always Fair • 1100 implied HN points • 04 Feb 24
  1. The dominant form of equalitarian politics known as 'wokery' is rooted in the acceptance of the equalitarian thesis among intellectual elites.
  2. The rise of 'wokery' and Critical Social Justice can be traced back to historical and social processes beyond just race, like gender, feminism, and decolonization.
  3. 'Wokery' perpetuates a false equalitarian principle through lies, censorship, and intimidation, evolving into a mechanism for public policy even in the face of contrary evidence.
Bet On It • 422 implied HN points • 04 Mar 24
  1. The GMU's 'Just Societies' mandate is viewed as a thinly-veiled woke indoctrination requirement that lacks exploration of different views on justice. It focuses heavily on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) principles.
  2. The requirement assumes the DEI view of justice is correct, overlooking deep controversies and philosophical debates. Alternative perspectives like color-blind meritocracy are dismissed.
  3. Critics argue that the mandate promotes state-sponsored ideological activism, ignores traditional philosophical debates on justice, and signifies leftist indoctrination within academia.
Daily Dreher • 1631 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. US Armed Forces are experiencing a significant decline in white recruits, raising concerns about recruitment strategies and a potential lack of interest among white individuals.
  2. The military's focus on DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives has raised questions about discrimination and its impact on recruiting efforts.
  3. Reports suggest that the Pentagon's embrace of anti-white ideology and DEI efforts have created a division and lack of trust within the ranks, potentially contributing to the decline in white recruits.
Lean Out with Tara Henley • 864 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. Diversity statements in academia could be seen as political litmus tests that impact hiring practices.
  2. The assumptions behind diversity statements, such as addressing historical discrimination, should be open to debate.
  3. The discussion on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in academia should involve constructive dialogue and understanding of both sides' perspectives.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 5379 implied HN points • 03 Aug 23
  1. Kike Ojo-Thompson claimed Canada is more racist than the United States.
  2. Richard Bilkszto challenged this claim and faced public shaming, leading to dire consequences.
  3. The tragic outcome underscores the potential real-world consequences of contentious diversity, equity, and inclusion training sessions.
Science Forever • 338 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Recognizing and valuing collaboration between Western and indigenous scientists is essential in making groundbreaking discoveries.
  2. The definition of a scientist can vary from narrow to broad, but ultimately, anyone contributing to the scientific enterprise is considered a scientist.
  3. Being a scientist is not limited to just lab work; it encompasses various roles like science policy, communication, illustration, and education.
Thinking Through • 750 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Two things must be true for someone to take advantage of an open-door policy: self-confidence and psychological safety.
  2. Psychological safety in a team means feeling okay to take risks, express ideas, ask questions, and admit mistakes without fear of negative consequences.
  3. To build a psychologically safe environment, leaders can practice candidness, sharing mistakes, inclusive language, encouraging team input, and teaching team members to grow.
NN Journal • 530 implied HN points • 20 Jan 24
  1. White Cobra theater company founders aim to challenge their audiences with serious plays alongside lighter shows
  2. The company tours across the UK, exploring different locations and building a local following
  3. Richard and Kate, the founders, prioritize audience enjoyment over financial gain and work with a mix of professionals and local talent
The Ruffian • 233 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. Define Your Goals clearly for your DEI program to ensure it meets tangible needs and is not just a checkbox exercise.
  2. Focus on Actions Over Symbols in your DEI efforts by making substantial changes like Saatchi and Saatchi's talent pool expansion initiative.
  3. Simplify Ruthlessly and favor Universal Solutions to avoid getting lost in complexity and ensure the maximum impact while cutting across identity boundaries.
DARK FUTURA • 2555 implied HN points • 28 Jun 23
  1. The societal burden of 'wokeism' and DEI policies is increasing and affecting various aspects of society.
  2. The push for diversity and inclusion is leading to a decline in competence and proficiency in different industries.
  3. Merit-based hiring should be prioritized over identity-based hiring to ensure competency and safety in critical operations.