Julie Kratz is a TEDx speaker, inclusive leadership trainer, executive coach, author and founder of Next Pivot Point.
Julie develops inclusive workplace cultures through allyship across gender, race, and all dimensions of diversity.
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3 Ways You Can Learn From Children About Diversity Last month, in my local community in Central Indiana, there was a school board meeting where our new Diversity Equity and Inclusion leader spoke about her strategy. In response at the meeting, a group of angry White parents spoke out against teaching diversity, equity, and inclusion in our schools. Why might this happen? Lack of understanding. Their main sources of misunderstanding were the teaching of Critical Race Theory and the 1619 project. Both of which are not in the curriculum, nor is the DEI leader directing curriculum development on diversity. However, these parents stood there confidently taking up space, speaking rather than listening to this DEI leader. This event got me thinking… We fear what we don't understand. We misunderstand what we do not already know. We confuse emotions with facts. I'm not angry at these...