Monday, May 26, 2008

Diversity training?

One interesting thing about the vast industry of social work is that the social workers seem to be extremely unaware of the cynical reaction with which their ideas are generally greeted.

The latest -rather naive- initiative is the response to the news that prison officers are uneasy about dealing with Muslim prisoners.

While, speak the diversity trainers, the prison officers "need more diversity training".

The poor things literally do not understand the gales of laughter that this response evokes- and not only from the generally pretty hard boiled prison officers themselves.

There is a role for trainers and those who would create better social interaction, but the fact is that it is these very people who often find it hardest to understand how their actions, based as they often are on the best of motives, nonetheless come across as irrelevant and self serving.

After all, more diversity training means more income for diversity trainers.

While most Prison Officers could well benefit from such training, the average "screw" will continue to be very cynical about the cons and general villains that they deal with. I somehow think it could take a lot of diversity training to overcome that level of mistrust.

5 comments:

Chris K said...

Yes, fair point...

Training anyone in anything is difficult, training people who don't want to be trained is nearly impossible.

I am sure there are some diversity trainers who would be good at establishing rapport with a group of prison officers. I wonder how many such people there are, though...

Anonymous said...

Have you already joined the Classical Liberalism Facebook group?

Newmania said...

Liberals against dippy political correctness ? What next , fish against water?

Fat chance

Cicero said...

Newmania- agressive, as always, and as wrong. No wonder they called the Conservatives "the stupid' party.

Cicero said...

Thank you anon- I have joined