• Addressing Racial & Ethnic Bias in the Workplace

      McNutt, Bryan R. (EAPA, 2021-04)
      In the wake of the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black lives at the hands of police in 2020, many organizations have been challenged with addressing the presence of racial and ethnic discrimination within their own cultures, especially those with predominantly white leadership. While many organizations are gradually beginning to acknowledge the need to address these uncomfortable realities, only a minority of them appear to be making efforts of substantive change.
    • Born on Third Base

      Wrich, James T. (1998-11-10)
      In believing that there is an equal playing field for all races and genders in this country, it fails to recognize the importance of the one indispensable asset which more than any other paved the way for my friend and me -- White Male Privilege. Along with most of my White brothers, I was born on third base in the ball game of opportunity while sixty percent of the population has to fight like hell to even get into the ball park. Whether times were good or bad, my gender and skin pigment made everything easier for me than for my sisters of all descriptions and my brothers of color. And being tall didn’t hurt, either. Without these characteristics, little that I have achieved would have been possible. Especially in the workplace.
    • Creating space for difficult conversations

      Perspectives, 2020
      Conversations around diversity and inclusion have been happening in and around workplaces for years. Starting conversations on racism, discrimination, and how your coworkers feel about how they are being treated can be challenging and uncomfortable-- but they are necessary. If your employees do not feel safe, they will most likely not share their true experiences and feelings. Whether you are a leader or a colleague, consider how your actions could lead someone to believe you are insensitive to their struggles. An employee or coworker not expressing their feelings and fears does not mean they do not exist.
    • Diversity - How to understand yourself and others

      Sandoval, Dianna; Murphy, Leticia (2021-01-12)
      This is a presentation on diversity - defined as: understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. This presentation addresses the following issues: definition of diversity: difference between race & ethnicity; definition of a minority group; how to build cultural competency; increase awareness of bias & stereotypes and how to build an inclusive work environment.
    • The Hidden Worker

      McNutt, Bryan R. (EAPA, 2022)
      While virtually everyone has been affected in some way, shape, or form by the coronavirus pandemic, diverse employees have been especially hard hit. Part I of this series identifies these workers and discusses their challenges and stressors, especially considering COVID-19. Part II explores approaches EAPs can use to foster more sensitivity and advocacy for the workplace needs of diverse-identified employees.