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I feel, as one of 6 black copywriters in advertising, I should be excluded from all mandatory diversity training. Am I wrong?

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Only if you are also queer and disabled.

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AND poor. AND a woman. AND the list goes on…

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Hello there fellow Black Copywriter 🧙🏾‍♂️

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👋🏽👋🏽

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Dying. Agree 100% lol

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If you believe that the only diversity of importance is race then, sure.

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Diversity of thought, baby

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This post proves how biased you are.

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Diversity is not just about a singular race. Your post proves why you need to attend.

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No, you should have to attend so you can do your best to respect cultures and challenges different from your own. The same as everyone else. That’s how progress is made.

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Token trans person here. If I hear one more DEI speech about pronouns in email signatures....

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🙋🏾‍♀️ Black, female writer here. 4 of 6. Checking in. lol I’m on board with the actual training classes. Because we all could benefit from learning about communities other than our own. I’ve learned some helpful tips around gender, the differently-abled, age, etc. I do think going through those online courses are a slog, though. The answers are so obvious if you’re a part of any underrepresented group. Like, I’d love to skip the race and gender sections on those and get my 30 minutes back. It’d be amazing if I could “test out” by uploading a picture with my very African-derived name.

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It’s so obvious there were no POCs in the room making the computer based trainings

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Not wrong

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how'd feel if I say since I'm from Asian descent, I dont feel the need to go?

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Hmm there are other races and ethnicities too?

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*Chuckles in non-black POC.

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You’re wrong. Also love your agency for doing this

All these trainings should start with a question. Are you a jerk? If answer yes then you proceed with training, if answer no, training finished.

Hey don't forget me! That makes 7.

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Yes! The stretching of "diversity” seems to be such a widespread symptom of this industry’s fear of addressing the uncomfortable realities of race within it. A distraction? Very “All Lives Matter” ...

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