Experiential activities help students understand workplace diversityThis book shows readers how to create an inclusive work environment and culture that can value and leverage the contributions of all members, regardless of personal characteristics that are not pertinent to the job. To achieve this, the book provides a comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity.  Drawing on a variety of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Third Edition will be an invaluable asset for human resource development courses in departments of management, public administration, and human services. It is a perfect companion to core texts on workforce diversity, including Gary Powell's Women and Men in Management, Fourth Edition (SAGE).

Beyond O. J.

Beyond O. J.
  • To examine how members of different races communicate in the workplace.
  • To identify ways to make communication positive and constructive rather than negative and destructive for race relations in the workplace.
  • To use national and world events as tools for improving workplace relationships among members of different races.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


On October 3, 1995, a “not guilty” verdict was announced in the murder trial of O. J. Simpson. Simpson, a Black man and popular ex-football player, sports announcer, and actor, had been charged with the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson, his White ex-wife, and Ronald Goldman, her White friend. Reactions were immediate and intense. A hopeful diversity consultant predicted that the gulf in Black-White relations “will wake people up ...

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