DEI might not include diversity of thought
I think most people by now are familiar with DEI trainings and what they are supposed to be about. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, on their face, have an awful lot of merit. In the work I’ve done with this podcast though, we are seeing far too many instances where these programs are being hijacked by “woke” ideology and an almost militant “anti-racist orthodoxy”. Unfortunately, many who are working for the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion, are now ostracized for not “towing the line” as it is defined by the woke and militant. It turns out, DEI might not include diversity of thought.
Who is Dr. Tabia Lee?
Dr. Tabia Lee, EdD, a founding member of Free Black Thought, has contributed to the design, implementation, and evaluation of numerous educational and professional development programs. Her commitment to teacher education and pedagogical design is grounded in her experience as a lifelong educator and a National Board Certified English, Civics, and Social Studies teacher in urban American public middle schools. Dr. Lee prepares K-12 and higher education faculty to work with diverse students by focusing on better understanding the pedagogical and curricular implications of ideology-in-practice.Her Race Ideologies Resource Site, featuring interactive dialogical activities and resources for exploring race ideologies that may be used by DEI professionals, faculty, staff, and students, may be found here.
Learn more about and connect with Dr. Lee online:
Most recent article at Free Black Thougt: Race Ideology-In-Practice – Racial equity in American learning environments
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