Based upon data gathered from focus groups, interviews, and thousands of diversity training sessions over the past 20 years, the assessment provides individuals with a Diversity Awareness Spectrum comprised of five categories of awareness:
- Naïve: People in this category do not realize they exhibit biased behavior.
- Perpetuator: People in this category are aware of their biases and prejudices and are aware that their behavior offends others.
- Avoider: People in this category are aware of biases in themselves and others. They are working on their known prejudices, but they are reluctant to address inappropriate behaviors by others.
- Change Agent: In this category, people are not only aware of biases in themselves and others – they also realize the negative impacts of acting on those biases.
- Fighter: People in this category are constantly aware of any behavior that seems to be biased or prejudiced, and they confront others strongly.