The Rhetorical Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

Have you ever noticed how much rhetoric is used when talking about Diversity and Inclusion?

Find out why this could be working against you

Here are some key topics covered from this episode:

  • An Ancient Greek perspective on a contemporary problem
  • How Diversity & Inclusion narratives violate the Three modes of Persuasion
  • My personal approach to the Rhetorical Triangle and much more

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode: 

Diversity & Inclusion narratives rely on emotional appeals

“Because it’s so emotive, this is why there’s a huge fear of getting it wrong”

Diversity & Inclusion narratives rely less on ethical appeals

“someone with no knowledge or experience of Diversity and Inclusion talking about Diversity and Inclusion violates the Ethos Principle. They lack credibility, sounds great but why should you believe them?”

Diversity & Inclusion narratives rely less on logical appeals

“claims about the business case for diversity and unconscious bias training are misleading. But it’s an attempt to introduce reason, data and evidence to support their claims”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper: 

Aristotle’s Rhetoric

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