PHILIP’S BLOG: To be or not to be included — looking beyond the paradox


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: either, “We’ve got one of you lot on our board/committee/advisory group etc, and they’re not complaining,” or, “Where were you when we were inviting diversity into our club?”