Yeah. I was in corporate America once upon a time. The problem isn’t DEI, the problem is training sessions are slap-dash and half-assed.
The concept is good. DEI _is_ a solid concept. But the application, like “diversity training” of old days or “empathy roleplaying” are the stuff of jokes (see The Office for 2010s version or Friends/etc for 90s version).
I’ve been to some that worked and I’ve been to some that failed.
If you knew WHO was doing these training sessions, you’d understand. [hint: anybody can say they’re a Diversity Trainer and lie their way into lunch-time slideshow presentations with corporations]
The blame rests on:
It’s not DEI training in theory, it’s Human Resources desperate to stick a band-aid in a thing and call it “done” so the execs and marketers can say “LOOK WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT NOW SHUSH DARKIES AND WIMMIN”