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Why Social Justice Is Important
By Mark Dinkel
Social justice is extremely important to me. There are all kinds of people in the world—some are welcomed by all; some are not. Gays and lesbians are one such group that hasn’t been universally accepted, they are an “invisible” minority who, like all minorities, strive for equality and fairness. In my view, standing shoulder to shoulder with the GLEE community is the right thing to do. When I was approached to be the Executive Sponsor of the CSC Gays, Lesbians, and Everyone Else (GLEE) employee resource group (ERG), I immediately accepted. I’d gladly do the same for any other group that faces discrimination, lack of acceptance or lack of welcome.
I recognize the business benefit of supporting LGBT employees within the CSC community. By fostering the professional development of our LGBT employees, CSC increases its ability to recognize and retain the best talent it can. CSC benefits by not judging any group or individual on anything other than the quality of work they bring to the company and our clients. I believe ERGs help to enable that mentality, thus attracting and retaining quality employees. Smart, dedicated, committed and creative employees come from all walks of life, and we should be welcoming to all of them.