Cover blurb for my new book, Diversity Without Dogma!

Social Scientist Kurt Lewin said, “No research without action, and no action without

research.” Too much of the current DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) approach is

insight-based instead of action-based. Even though institutional racism is identified as

the root problem, the change effort is focused on looking inward for bias instead

of taking action to eliminate institutional racism and other isms. A Lewinian approach, in

contrast, is balanced. What people think is important, but no more important than what

people do. If you bring people together to change things, this will change what

people think! We don’t need therapy nearly as much as we need action based on dialogue!

Instead of spending your energy soul-searching for evidence in your thoughts and

behaviors that you have unconscious biases, this book helps put your energy into doing

something practical about racism.

To get there, this book uses Lewin’s social science to build a framework for sorting through

the many approaches to and positions held on race, racism, diversity, and related topics.

While the framework is and must be applicable to any prejudice, systemic or individual,

the bulk of this exploration is focused on racism, which to a large degree has become the

primary social justice focus of our times. Painfully aware that conversations about race can

easily deteriorate into polarization, the author lays a path toward finding common ground.

Due out December 2022!

About crosbyod

Crosby & Associates OD is a catalyst for high performance & morale. Our methods are a unique blend grounded in research and decades of experience. In the spirit of Kurt Lewin, the founder of OD, as we partner with you in the present we transfer our methods to you so you are independent in the future. Learn more at
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