Strategies for Cultural Competence

To bridge cultural differences to become better business people, more understanding caregivers and more effective human beings

Prejudice is a labor saving device – it enables you to form an opinion without having to dig up the facts. (Anonymous) First… this is true. Entirely. Saw it in the newspapers and heard it from comedian Mark Russell during a show of his that I worked on. It seems that recently on the “Today Show”, there was a white female guest who was going to demonstrate self-defense she taught. She had brought along one of her instructors, a black male, to be the “attacker” for the demonstration. The staff at the “Today Show” freaked, and insisted on replacing the man, explaining that they could not be a party to such racist stereotyping. They replaced the man with Bryant Gumbel.