My diversity experience comes from living amongst and experiencing people, traditions, cultures, religions and I have worked as a peacemaker in rural African communities.
There are two issues here:-
1) How dare I not share my growth and lessons with others who have not had my experiences.
2) How strange it is that we, as diversity specialists, can judge people by colour. A Zulu (African tribe in South Africa) say clearly in this proverb. “Uhlubu’ dlube ‘khasini” Literally – “A bean is revealed when you open the shell.”
We cannot know a person by their external appearance. We can only learn about them through either our own experiences of them – or that of others whom they have impacted.
Of course any focused and experienced person can speak with authority on diversity. My wife and I have touched 10s of thousands of lives through our work.
Let the catalysts of change do their work without judgement!
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