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From Joan Touzet <woh...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Diversity: How many disabled people are at Apache
Date Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:38:13 GMT
Missed one reference I really wanted to include.

This paper, which won the ASQ Award for Scholarly Contribution
in 2007:

http://web.mit.edu/cortiz/www/Diversity/Ely%20and%20Thomas,%202001.pdf

This article is especially important because it contrasts and compares
three perspectives on diversity: integration-and-learning, access-and-
legitimacy, and discrimination-and-fairness. All three of these
perspectives have come up in our recent discussions, and the research
in this paper is quite informative.

A callout from the Implications section:

"When a work group views cultural differences among its members as an
important resource for learning how best to accomplish its core work,
group members can negotiate expectations, norms, and assumptions about
work in service of their goals, and conflicts that arise are settled by
a process of joint inquiry."

Having worked with disabled individuals, LGBTQ-identifying people,
gender-diverse and culturally diverse teams, I am convinced this is the
truth. We are just starting steps to learn about who we are as a group,
moving towards understanding and incorporation of our differences. Let
us continue to do so!

-Joan

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