Last week we started what has become a lively debate on the issue of discussing race in the workplace — an idea raised by the President in his recent heartfelt press conference. The issue has been seized upon by Corporate Counsel, which has quoted both Lorene Schaefer, who contributed an incisive comment to our blog, and me.
As Lorene just wrote in a new blog post, “In my last post, I encouraged employers to anticipate and plan for discussions about race in the workplace following President Obama’s suggestion last week the workplace may be an appropriate forum in which to “convene a conversation about race.” For my part, I am not so sure that this is a good idea, no matter how well intentioned.
Anyway, you can read the article and see more views.
See the Corporate Counsel article: http://www.law.com/corporatecounsel/PubArticleCC.jsp?id=1202612072361&Is_the_Workplace_the_Right_Forum_to_Discuss_Race