Under-represented demographics

Date: 2017-02-27 05:52 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Words are hard and effective communication is difficult. Its worth the effort though.

I have found it helpful to consider that it is healthy for *disciplines, institutions, and/or organizations* themselves to be inclusive of as many perspectives as possible.

One of the ways that these perspectives are systematically managed (so as to scale, though not the only way) is through demographics. In that way, inclusion of under-represented peoples (however they are identified) are important to the health and success of those disciplines, institutions, and/or organizations.

I encourage anyone who feels that the group that they identify with is not being adequately represented in their discipline to express their concern as honestly as possible and without anger or resentment. If the discpline, institution, and/or organization does at least listen to and consider your concern(s); it might be time to find a new one.
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