White men, who hold the position of highest privilege in society, tend to have less experience facing negative or stigmatizing experiences as compared to other groups who may have spent a lifetime learning to cope with such experiences.
White men could be the most important group to ensuring that diversity and inclusion truly works. By ensuring that they are engaged, interested and invested players in diversity and inclusion conversation America will forge a new normal.
The implication: It was OK to kiss me in the hallway of a dark club on Saturday night, but he wasn't interested in me as a multi-dimensional human being or, presumably, being seen in public with me in the harsh, unforgiving light of day.
Sociologist Michael Kimmel's new book, Angry White Men, dissects the rage many of these men experience and connects it with the anger experienced by a diverse collection of middle and lower-middle-class white boys and men.
Racial and ethnic minorities and women are the only groups asked to check their identity at the door. It is assumed that once given access to power, they will try to funnel those resources to their own kind.