The general consensus is that our world has become much more accepting and welcoming of different races, belief systems, lifestyles, and interests than it was half a century, or a whole century ago. While some of this is true I challenge everyone to consider whether or not we are as far along as we think. We have made progress, but is there still progress that can and should be made? Here are five signs that show that the professional world is still in need of reform.
1. Most job boards still have “diversity and inclusion” job announcements.
I get what these were established for, but if we have to coerce companies into hiring a diverse workforce that includes multiple perspectives outside of the norm, then it sounds like we are simply “checkboxing” away discrimination rather than doing the actual work to correct it. I will go out on a limb and say that blatant bigotry is actually better for us. At least then I can be certain of which companies to stay away from because they don’t like women or don’t care to provide advancement to black people like myself.