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New Research Indicates Diversity Training May Heighten Prejudice, ‘Activate Bigotry’

David Haskell’s study, released by the Aristotle Foundation, critiques the effectiveness of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) training.

He suggests that instead of fostering unity, DEI initiatives may increase division and prejudice.

The Divisiveness of DEI Workshops

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Haskell points out that DEI workshops often promote questionable claims about the majority population’s character.

This approach, he argues, creates hostility towards individuals who question DEI narratives.

The Tragic Story of Richard Bilkszto

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Richard Bilkszto, a school principal, tragically took his life following harassment related to his DEI training objections.

This case highlights the potential dangers associated with DEI initiatives.

Questioning Systemic Racism Claims

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Haskell disputes claims that Western countries are inherently systemically racist, using statistical analyses to challenge DEI assumptions.

He cites disparities in outcomes that show Asians performing better than the white population on average.

The Unreliability of DEI Success Claims

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The methodology used to measure the success of DEI training is criticized for being unreliable.

Haskell suggests surveys conducted before and after DEI workshops do not accurately reflect genuine attitude changes.

Research Psychologists Criticize DEI

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Research psychologists Patricia Devine and Tory Ash highlight the lack of evidence supporting the effectiveness of DEI training.

They note that diversity training has advanced without solid proof of achieving its purported goals.

DEI Training’s Counterproductive Outcomes

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Haskell’s research indicates that DEI training may inadvertently activate bigotry and increase prejudice among participants.

This raises concerns about the counterproductive outcomes of such training.

Historical Studies on Bias Suppression


Studies dating back to the 1930s suggest that attempts to suppress biases often reinforce them.

Haskell cites research indicating that suppressing stereotypic thoughts can lead to a rebound effect, making these thoughts more persistent.

DEI’s Impact on Majority Culture Individuals

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DEI initiatives can make individuals from the majority culture feel isolated and depicted negatively.

This approach can demoralize participants, portraying them as fundamentally flawed.

Misclassification of Asian Success

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Haskell criticizes the DEI narrative that reclassifies successful Asians as part of the oppressive majority.

This simplification overlooks the complex factors contributing to individual success.

Legal Challenges to DEI Policies

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings against racial quotas challenge the legality of DEI policies.

Haskell discusses how these rulings impact DEI’s implementation and its underlying principles.

The Need for DEI Reevaluation

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Haskell calls for a reevaluation of DEI training, advocating for approaches that are empirically based rather than ideologically driven.

He urges policymakers and educators to consider the real-world implications of DEI training on societal unity and understanding.

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