Excellent new video from John Stossel shows the harm of DEI training. Key quote from Professor Erec Smith, a former diversity officer at Drew University:
“If you wanted to hold down ignorant people without them knowing about it, this woke thing is a good strategy.”
All big companies now require “DEI” training for employees, but studies say that often BACKFIRES.
One study looked at 800 companies, and found that after companies did trainings, they actually came to have FEWER black managers.
How is that possible? Erec Smith, a former DEI trainer, now a Professor of Rhetoric at York College, tells me: “It seems to be making people less likely to interact with people who are unlike them … because it’s like a minefield now.”
He explains that the trainings can make people so afraid of saying something wrong, that people just avoid each other.
“If you ask somebody what they do for a living, somehow that’s racist, right? If you learn that, then why would you take a chance?”
That’s the just the tip of the iceberg, regarding DEI’s problems.
You can watch the video above for more strange ideas that come from it, like “try to be less white” and the idea that some kids don’t need to learn standard English.