This is the crux, isn’t it? Too often in the field, embracing diversity and inclusion means learning to accept others from all kinds of backgrounds, as long as they agree with us.
The real challenge in the work of D&I is to learn how to work and impact those that have perhaps radically different ideas and values. We feel good when we take the moral high road, but my question is, “What positive impact are we having at advancing our mission?” Interestingly enough, we just released a post yesterday on this exact topic. http://www.societyfordiversity.org/our-politics-are-indicative-of-a-bigger-problem-at-the-heart-of-american-society/