Here are two resources that go well beyond the two-dimensional, US construct of diversity: Global Voices–which “aggregates, curates, and amplifies the global conversation online,” and the book “A Stranger Among Us: Stories of Cross Cultural Collision and Connection,” edited by Stacy Bierlein (the book I picked up at a recent event at ThinkArt Salon, an international art gallery and policy salon in Chicago).
Hard to believe that relationships exist without the orientation of the (white) majority as the center starting point, but they do!
So much of the original language devleoped in the US, at least for the workplace, started from an “Us” (those in power) and “Them” (those for whom we will set policies and programs to include). Primarily this equated to “Caucasian” and “People of Color.”
But US population trends, as well as world power and commercial leadership are shifting (think BRIC).
Time to adopt a multi-dimensional understanding of diversity. Both resources higlight a myriad of relationships, political and personal, from many international, cross-cultural, intercultural perspectives.