How Favouritism Threat Turns Diversity Advocates Like You into Diversity Opponents [Research Breakdown]

Favouritism Threat Turns Diversity Advocates Like You into Diversity Opponents.

Today, you’re going to learn how you can avoid this

 In todays show I discuss several things including:

  • The flawed assumption about underrepresented groups as perfect advocates
  • Why the extent to which someone is distinct influences Favouritism Threat
  • The relationship between perceived status and Favouritism Threat much much more

The Flawed Assumption About Underrepresented Groups as Perfect Advocates

I explain the flawed assumptions about underrepresented groups:

“I am saying that there is a false assumption that people from underrepresented groups don’t face any barriers when acting as a “diversity advocate.”

Being Distinct makes you increases your risk of Favouritism Threat

I discuss how being distinct is related to Favouritism Threat:

“Individuals who were distinct from their peers experienced favouritism threat when evaluating people for jobs”

The Relationship Between Perceived Status and Favouritism Threat

I discuss how Perceived Status is related to Favouritism Threat:

“Status was relevant because a low status candidate is likely to be seen as less competent, this relationship is crucial…”

SHOW NOTES

The Triple Threat that Makes Minority Groups Block Diversity & Inclusion Part I

Identity Work & Employee Resource Groups

“Can Diversity Beget Diversity?: Favoritism threat and its effect on advocacy for similar others”

The Elements of Inclusion #4