Why White Men Resist IE&D Training and Initiatives

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'"The largest demographic group I've trained in 30+ years of DE&I consulting has been white males," said Eric Ellis, president and CEO of Integrity Development in Cincinnati. "I've gained valuable insights from them, including an understanding of key factors that often make them feel excluded from DE&I conversations." These include:

  • Addressing bias: "Why am I the only one expected to acknowledge my biases when everyone has them?"
  • Stereotyping: Expressing frustration about being generalized as the "stereotypical white man" who doesn't value IE&D and whose career success is solely attributed to their race and gender.
  • Lack of advocacy and support: Being concerned that IE&D advocates rarely stand up for them when they experience discrimination in the workplace based on their identity or characteristics.'
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