[OpenStack Foundation] [Diversity] re: Diversity Workgroup APAC 2015-08-27

Amy Marrich Amy.Marrich at rackspace.com
Tue Sep 29 18:06:25 UTC 2015


I think you¹ve gone through and incorporated Alexis¹s suggestions but it
looks like Q1 was missed:

Of which country where you a citizen at birth?

Should be

Of which country were you a citizen at birth?

I do like the suggestions of adding 'if sexual orientation or religious
beliefs have impacted the ability to participate'.

The answer of "full-time² to the amount of interaction with the community
question isn't the only answer for someone being an ATC as I¹d probably
answer daily myself as I have other primary duties in my role at Rackspace.


On 9/29/15, 10:47 AM, "Lauren Sell" <lauren at openstack.org> wrote:

>> On Sep 29, 2015, at 4:37 AM, Alexis Lee <lxsli at hpe.com> wrote:
>> Lauren Sell said on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 10:47:04PM -0500:
>>> Please review and provide any feedback before the Foundation staff
>>>helps distribute the survey this week:
>> Q6: Maybe "What racial and/or ethnic group(s) do you belong to?". Bit of
>> a mouthful but it's more inclusive of mixed race. It's so hard to phrase
>> this question well when the whole concept of race is so simplistic :(
>Sounds good
>> Q7: s/have you/you have/
>Got it
>> Q8: I'd slice by 10 years above 25, just to limit the options, but this
>> is OK.
>I also thought it resulted in a lot of options, but I wasn¹t sure if
>there was a particular reason the diversity working group wanted more
>granular data.
>> Q9: this is frequency rather than level of engagement but I'm being
>> picky :)
>I¹ll reword the question a bit.
>> Q11: Is the word 'speak' prejudicial? Some people find English easier to
>> read and write than speak. Maybe "How do you find working in English?
>> Difficult / OK / No problem².
>> For religion, this seems a good start. There's a clear boundary around
>> 5% of world population. I was initially concerned "Chinese folk
>> religion" was a bit insulting but (from 2mins further reading on
>> Wikipedia) it seems to be the accepted terminology.
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups#Largest_religions
>For the sexuality and religion questions, I would personally feel more
>comfortable asking something along the lines of "do you feel that your
>sexual orientation or religious beliefs have adversely impacted your
>ability to participate in our community?² and/or ³how have you seen other
>communities / organizations successfully create an inclusive
>environment?² I think the current questions risk being intrusive or
>viewed as irrelevant, and may not result in actionable data. Using the
>opportunity to gather some real feedback about any barriers in the
>community, as well as actionable recommendations seems like a more
>desirable outcome for the working group.
>> Race is much more difficult. I found the "recommendations" here
>> interesting: http://www.aaanet.org/gvt/ombdraft.htm
>>> - I took a stab at adding some reference points for question #9, but
>>> am open to feedback here. The 1-10 response seemed pretty subjective
>> I agree and I like your options. I'd just add "full-time". This question
>> seems to make any ATC-related question redundant, which is good.
>> Alexis (lxsli)
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