Civil Rights and Diversity: Slip Sliding Away


Rebecca R. Ruiz, in her article in the New York Times, discusses the conflicting points of view of Eric S. Dreiband, Trump’s nominee to run the Justice Department’s civil rights division. Despite pledging to uphold the division’s mission, he has defended (unsuccessfully) Abercrombie & Fitch over its firing of a Muslim woman, and fought the agency over transgender bathroom access in North Carolina.

Nominating Mr. Dreiband reinforces Trump's intent to erode civil rights and diversity. Period! Never before has it been more important to embrace the rights of all people of all persuasions if we are to protect and strengthen the dwindling civility in today’s society.

In my book, From Bully to Bull’s Eye: Move Your Organization Out of the Line of Fire, I discuss the value of considering many perspectives before reaching conclusions on any important matter. It is doubtful that Mr. Dreiband appreciates the importance of this dynamic.

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