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Thread #126198   Message #2806044
Posted By: Jack Campin
07-Jan-10 - 04:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Multicultural Competence
Subject: RE: BS: Multicultural Competence
Still no real answer, either here or in that PM.

It looks like the point of the term is simply to intimidate people with terminology. Whoever is using it knows perfectly well that most people reading it won't have a clue what it means.

Those readers are most probably junior workers in a large organization being forced to comply with bizarrely written guidelines and fill out reports on how well they're doing. The point of the whole exercise being to put them in a position where they can never win. They don't know what the expectations are and can be denounced at any time for failing to meet them.

It's a scenario like Kafka's "The Trial".