The things I don’t get are:
1. who says private enterprise must be compelled to strive for a diverse workforce? I am not saying harassment is justifiable by any means. What is lost in these conversations is the power senior management holds over the powerless, junior people. That’s how wealth is created in large part; leverage the manipulate-able. If it weren’t this way, you wouldn’t see company employees let go with 3 months severance while senior managers who screwed up mightily walking away with hundreds of millions in compensation, because, you know, they had powerful lawyers to negotiate their employment contracts and could talk a better game.
There is plenty of abuse heaped on young, white, American males but they quietly bear it until they can find the next, better gig. Happened to me in early days. Clearly, once companies go public, they have other masters and are forced to answer for anti-social activities. Business is no-holds barred, survival of the fittest so the question is can you survive the ordeal? The participation medal culture has made many of us spineless.
2. Like MLK, why don’t more women and minorities boycott businesses that are not adhering to a higher standard? I am not talking about the Al Sharpton/Jessie Jackson shakedown of American businesses type of protest. But real, genuine, altruistic, “we’re not going to play Sun City” type?