by Elizabeth Harrington
Originally published: July 12, 2016
‘Creating a culture of positive influencers who are empowered to use their privilege wisely’
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is spending at least $73,500 to teach astronauts about diversity, their “unconscious biases,” and how to “use their privilege.”
NASA is adding a new curriculum to its “Diversity Dialogue Project,” and has hired a contractor to hold “regularly scheduled dialogue sessions” about inclusion.
The program is designed for employees to “engage in a facilitated dialogue process in an “open, non-judgmental and comfortable environment,” according to documents released by the agency.