Around my workplace this week, there have been posters and emails touting the company’s Xth Annual Diversity Awards, which (and this is honestly on the posters) “celebrates the rainbow that is our workforce”.
Putting aside the fact that someone actually approved the use of the word “rainbow” in a business connotation, I had this thought:
As a middle-aged (41), white heterosexual male who is the son and grandson of people who are also of the Caucasian persuasion, I realized I have no shot at winning this award. I am the walking definition of non-diverse when it comes to our rainbow.
So my follow-up question is this: Is this reverse discrimination to offer an award that a certain class of people cannot win?