Viewing Diversity Through Different Lenses: Avoiding a Few Blind Spots

Bell, Myrtle P.; Berry, Daphne P.
November 2007
Academy of Management Perspectives;Nov2007, Vol. 21 Issue 4, p21
Academic Journal
The article is a response to the article "Making the Difference: Applying a Logic of Diversity," by Scott Page in this issue of the journal. The author surveys relevant academic literature concerning the logic of diversity, including a study published by Cox and Blake in 1991. The author also critiques several of the "lessons" Page offers in his article, including relevant diversity, the conflation of identity and stereotypes, and the willingness to consult dissenters in business planning. The author concludes that Page's logic would be more helpful if it factored in different types of diversity.


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