One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Training intended to sensitize people to their attitudes and behaviors that may unwittingly cause offense to others, especially members of various minorities.
- ‘I will take a sensitivity training class and attempt to mend my chauvinistic ways.’
- ‘‘I think all the teachers and counsellors should go through sensitivity training,’ she said.’
- ‘I think both sides need sensitivity training.’
- ‘But the training program skimped on actual teaching and classroom-management techniques, instead overwhelming us with sensitivity training.’
- ‘I just don't buy it; too many of today's noncompetitive public schools can't even teach reading, writing and math, so why on earth should we expect they would be more successful with sensitivity training?’
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