My latest explores research on the effectiveness of diversity-related training programs. The bottom line here.
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Each section is followed by a list of peer-reviewed research & meta-analyses on the points raised, available here: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela… @HdxAcademy
One key thing to understand about this entire complex is that diversity training programs were widely implemented, and indeed mandated, in companies and organizations nationwide before anyone systematically tested their efficacy: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Contemporary empirical research is overwhelming on the point that diversity-related training rarely achieves its stated objectives in any meaningful sense: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Ironically, diversity-related training often reinforces biases: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Diversity-related training can actually contribute to *increases* in biased behavior, and higher minority turnover: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Diversity-related training often alienates people from 'high-status' groups and reduces morale: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Blowback is even more pronounced when training is mandatory, as it overwhelmingly is: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Training on microaggressions and implicit attitudes seems to be even more pointless than most: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…
Why do institutions keep mandating these trainings if they don't work? Bottom line: they are easy to implement and convey that the institution is 'with it' and 'doing something' about racism, sexism, etc. -- a particularly ironic impulse at universities: heterodoxacademy.org/diversity-rela…

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