Forbes Article by Leeno Karumanchery, of MESH Diversity:
In the nearly 20 years that I’ve been actively teaching anti-racism, diversity and inclusion, the one universal truth I’ve had to accept was that the business world just wasn’t ready for the “hard stuff.” I mean, D&I was considered incendiary enough. So in lieu of the real language of anti-oppression, I had to settle for comfortable, easy euphemisms. Of course, I still taught the material that needed to be taught; I just wouldn’t come in “guns ablaze.” I used language that made it accessible. But hey, that’s the work. It can’t just be about saying what you want or need to say. It’s about providing material in a way that others can hear, understand, process and want to engage.
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