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Getting Out: Escaping the Sunken Place of Workplace Discrimination & Intercultural Incompetence - Glen Guyton
So you thought you had made it. You are successful, educated and about to get paid. You are riding high on top the world. Then it hits you. The buzz is killed and you begin to sink. You realize that there are still culturally based barriers and hurdles to overcome in this supposedly post-racial world of ours. There may not be a teacup present, but many of us find ourselves in the “sunken place.” You know that place where you are keenly aware of what is going on, but you feel powerless to stop what is happening. The sunken place is not dissimilar to a black hole, whose gravitational pull is so strong that even light cannot escape. I imagine inside of its core, the black hole is a beautiful place, brilliantly glittering as the hopes and dreams of the gifted and talented pour into its abyss. Yet, diverse talent sinks under the weight of cultural incompetence and bias. There may not be a teacup present, but many of us find ourselves in the “sunken place.” You know that place where you are keenly aware of what is going on, but you feel powerless to stop what is happening. If …