It can be challenging to understand the importance of confronting discrimination. Even the word confront carries negative connotations that can make both targets of discrimination and witnesses to discrimination feel unsafe and unsure.
But when people are discriminated against, their welfare and well-being is negatively impacted, and their productivity at work is also likely to suffer. Research has shown that confronting discrimination not only addresses that one specific incident, it can also help to model appropriate behavior for others as well as bring unconscious bias to light. So, when you think about it, confronting discrimination is a responsibility that we all need to shoulder.
By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Define why confronting discrimination is important
• Analyze the barriers to confronting discrimination
• Demonstrate how to confront discrimination effectively
Why take this course?
Creating a workplace culture in which discrimination is confronted protects the well-being and performance of target groups and individuals, making the work environment safer for you and your colleagues. It can also help everyone to understand their responsibility to confront discrimination inside and outside of the workplace, helping to create a better world for all of us.
10 mins | SCORM | Workbook