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A WM was just named DEI lead for our department. He keeps talking and writing messages in ways which prioritize the aggressor’s feelings, the aggressor’s safety, and “positive intent.” He also talks and writes about “How to not jump from kindergarten to college in one conversation when it involves DEI.” He never talks or writes about inclusion or making things safe for BIPOC. I just needed to type this . Thank you for reading.

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Hey! Can you share where you work so I can avoid?thanks. Sorry this is happening!

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Hey everyone, I am not looking for advice. Needed to get that out. Again, thanks for reading

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I gave him the feedback. He replied with the same nonsense. I’m fact, the kindergarten comment was birthed as a result of the feedback. His DEI message is about keeping aggressors safe.

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Is he a delegate of your CDEIO?

Serious question – can you quit?

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I too have so many questions!

Give him that feedback

The “assume positive intent” is pretty much universal in these firms, unfortunately. I disagree whole heartedly with it! Like M1 said , give them the feedback. Is the WM part of an UG (Veteran, LGBTQ+, etc.)? Asking because as you give feedback, you could bring to light certain commonalities.

How the h*ll he got that role! Is he DEI certified? He sounds like a square in a peg hole.

He is a WM. White people in the org have praised him for DEI. He keeps DEI from harming white people. I just saw that a bunch of white people have endorsed him for DEI on LinkedIn.

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