The Diversity Delusion 

What if Diversity is a corrupting influence?

Mainstream narratives position Diversity as an inherently good thing.

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re covering a book that says that Diversity is dividing society and undermining our culture.

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • The Challenges I had reviewing this book
  • My personal bias that this book addresses
  • How Diversity practices are viewed as harmful and counter productive and much more

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

Diversity challenges Freedom of Speech

“A strong argument throughout the book was that people weren’t allowed to exercise Freedom of Speech. Asking questions was not encouraged. 

This was characterised in part 1 of the book as de platforming public speakers.”

Diversity is characterised by Victimhood and bureaucracy

“The idea was that diversity was a multifaceted Industrial machine, slowing everything down”

We need to recognise False narratives

The Professor said that the purpose of a Yale Education was to teach students to recognise “false narratives”


Heather Mac Donald – Wikipedia

Manhattan Institute

City Journal

The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Are Cops Racist?

The Myth of Systemic Police Racism – WSJ

The Immigration Solution: A Better Plan Than Today’s

Frederick Douglass – Wikipedia

W. E. B. Du Bois – Wikipedia

Proposition 209: Prohibition Against Discrimination or Preferential Treatment by State and Other Public Entities

UCLA grad students stage sit-in during a class to protest what they see as racially hostile climate

Amy Wax – Wikipedia

Countering False Narratives | Office of the President

James Damore’s Google Memo Gets Science All Wrong | WIRED

The Elements of Inclusion #4

Leaders must collaborate innovatively to leverage cultural expertise and drive business performance.

  • Why inclusive outcomes are driven by innovation
  • How developing a business case for diversity and inclusion specific to your organisation is a competitive advantage
  • Why novelty is at the heart of your inclusion journey

The Elements of Inclusion #3

Leaders must establish systems to ensure that everyone shares the same advantages and benefits. These processes will create incentives for inclusive behaviours.

  • How to augment your team with the tools and insights they need to prevent structural disadvantage
  • Why reinforcing generative norms ensures everyone belongs in the organisation
  • How inclusive representations can be embedded to promote an inclusive culture

The Elements of Inclusion #2

Leaders must redefine career development relationships to support inclusive performance.
  • Why traditional mentor relationships must be revised for an inclusive workplace
  • How leaders must embrace networks of developmental relationships for individual growth
  • Why established workplace norms must evolve for inclusion in the modern workplace

The Elements of Inclusion #1

Leaders must properly socialise people and socialise inclusive ideas by providing an environment for the cultural learning needed for an active role in an inclusive organisation

  • How your socialisation processes must evolve to encourage the sustainable cultivation of inclusive competencies
  • Why Leaders must consistently negotiate the line between organisational commitment and personal authenticity to promote performance
  • How developing intersectional self awareness can help leaders to leverage individual employee experiences