According to training materials purchased by South Carolin’s Clemson University, it is now considered racist to expect people of different cultures to be on time. This is the main takeaway from a set of training materials the college purchased for over $25,000. Apparently, it is no longer acceptable to set a time or something and expect people who may have a different cultural perspective on time-keeping to turn up when you scheduled.
It is all well and good for people who do not live in the real world to talk about this kind of thing, but reality and work often require people of different culture’s to rely on each other and work cooperatively. Businesses have start times and shifts. Classes are supposed to be scheduled for everyone’s benefit, not the minority.
According to the Daily Caller:
A question-and-answer section then instructs Clemson’s professors that Alejandro would be insufficiently “inclusive” if he were to “politely ask the second group to apologize.” Alejandro would also be wrong to advise the straggling, late people who aren’t respecting everyone else’s time that “in our country, 9:00 a.m. means 9:00 a.m.”
The “inclusive” thing for Alejandro to do, the taxpayer-funded diversity materials instruct Clemson professors, is to “recognize cultural differences that may impact the meeting and adjust accordingly.” Alejandro must understand “that his cultural perspective regarding time is neither more nor less valid than any other.”