I went through one of these myself recently at work
A diversity training video has drawn a complaint from a Denver city employee who claims its unfavorable portrayal of whites amounts to â€œinstitutional racism.â€ A city official said Tuesday it was suspending use of the video.
The video titled, â€œLaughing Matters â€” Think About It,â€ features a white, blue-collar worker named Billy whoâ€™s portrayed as racist, sexist, and clueless while illustrating inappropriate humor.
â€œDiversity, to me, doesnâ€™t mean hammer the white guy,â€ said Dennis Supple, a heating, ventilation and air conditioning mechanic who said heâ€™s considering filing a lawsuit. â€œDiversity means you have respect for everyone, regardless of their race, their gender, their religion, their sexual orientation.â€
Mine didn’t just feature white guys being the dummy, my company is smarter than that.
However, seeing as how it was “Mandatory” that I attend, I made sure to make the point, rather publicly and with much agreement from my fellow attendees, that I was having a hard time figuring out whether my employer thought I was corrupt or just too stupid to recognize corruption.
The HR drones holding the meeting was not able to tell me, so I stated that I assume it must be both, and thanked them for the hour of pay.