Diversity - Will Business Ever Believe in Change? – Huffington Post

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In the 1987 film The Secret of My Success, Michael J Fox's character endures a string of knockbacks at interview so by the end of a gruelling day and feeling increasingly desperate he begs: "I can be anything, just give me a chance..."

"Can you be a minority woman?" the interviewer replies.

While amusing for its comedy timing this is a divisive issue which challenges many of us at a personal level by questioning received wisdom about justice and opportunity. Is the employer's stance correct? Are arbitrary targets to expand minority groups' representation within an organisation the only certain method of improving diversity? Do we need to improve diversity at all?

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