The Platitude Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

There’s nothing like a platitude when you don’t quite know what to say.

The problem is, when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion. It feels like it’s happening a lot more than it should

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • The increasing use of platitudes in Diversity Narratives
  • A hidden meaning of the use of platitudes in Inclusion
  • How you can avoid using platitudes when you speak and much more

Platitudes are something we all use in our lives

“Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know the appropriate thing to say; so you just said something that you thought would make the other person feel better?”

Platitudes are on the increase in Diversity and Inclusion

“Don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself, here’s a little game we can play over the next week”

Platitudes can be a hiding places for those who don’t know what to say

“It may be a signal that the person or people doesn’t know what to say but just wants to make you feel good.”


Definition of platitude

3 Types of Inclusion You Need to Understand

6 Inclusive Themes You Can’t Afford To Ignore

3 Reasons Why “Bring Your Whole Self” Is Such Bad Advice For Diversity

Why Being Told To “Get A Mentor” Is Such Bad Advice For Inclusion

Here’s When Diversity Networks Don’t Create Equality [Research Breakdown]

Platitude – Wikipedia

Platitude meaning – Google Search

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