The belief that one is right about, or has a right to, a certain thing, with no willingness to change stance, can lead to a varying number of undesirable outcomes. It also ignores the diversity and complexity involved in a lot of decision-making processes.
It’s a paradoxical turn of events. Decades ago marginalised groups could shout disdain from the edges of civic life because they genuinely weren’t included. But these days any dissent can be quashed with one of two rebuttals.
Most people want answers but this work brings more questions than answers. The challenge in addressing diversity and inclusion is to inquire, be curious and to generously commit to being wrong; to recognise assumptions and humbly but confidently respond; and to embrace inevitable, constant change with love not fear.