Why The ‘I Don’t See Color’ Mantra Is Hurting Your Diversity And Inclusion Efforts

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Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, said at a town-hall event on Tuesday night that he doesn’t see color when it comes to race. Schultz indicated that “as somebody who grew up in a very diverse background as a young boy in the projects, I didn’t see color as a young boy and I honestly don’t see color now.” Schultz hails from Brooklyn, New York growing up in housing projects in Canarsie. Schultz, who is a possible contender for the 2020 presidential race, likely used the phrase “I don’t see color” to explain that he is not prejudiced and embraces diversity. What many people do not understand is that the mantra is quite problematic to diversity and inclusion efforts.  (read more)

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