DEI Might Not Include Diversity of Thought… Bonus Episode with Dr. Tabia Lee
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.
𝐋𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐃𝐫. 𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐥 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐰𝐰.𝐃𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐇𝐚𝐭𝐞.𝐜𝐨𝐦