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.