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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Preventing Sexual Harassment by Terry L. Fitzwater

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DIVERSITY

Any discussion of harassment must include the topic of diversity. It is defined in the New World Dictionary as follows:

(1)   Quality, state, fact or instance of being diverse; differences

The French have a nice way of sounding the horn on the issue of diversity with the phrase “Vive le difference.”

A number of considerations surface as you delve deeper into the meaning. Factors such as one's culture, heritage, or experiences each uniquely shape an individual and how he or she perceives and even reacts to differing situations and issues. I was raised in the South and grew up with two stereotypes that, to this day, I wrestle with constantly: people from the South are all bigots and do not rate high on the intelligence scale. So what's ...

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