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The End of Diversity As We Know It by Martin N. Davidson

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EpilogueThe Power of the Margin

Take from the margin to rethink the whole.—Lani Guinier

While I have critiqued Managing Diversity as an approach to dealing with difference, I haven’t emphasized one of its strengths—an attribute that seems to be lacking in the Leveraging Difference frame. Managing Diversity was built to create change in a way that would provide access to members of groups that historically had been shut out. People of color, women, people with disabilities, people with LGBT orientations, and others with traditional differences were (and are) systematically discriminated against in this country. Managing Diversity efforts have helped close the gap in some areas, though disparities are still evident in hiring, development, and advancement. ...

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