I am sole HR in a small company of less than 50 employees, currently studying for level 5. I've been at the company for 12.5 years seeing it grow from 4 people. I'm trying to help the company evolve. HR is only half of my role.
I have made tentative steps towards starting D&I conversations. I plan to have a D&I committee and am working on how to do that well.
I thought I'd make a start by putting some interesting and in my opinion valid resources on our Workplace page. I've only posted two things, one about anti-racism and one about trans awareness. On the first post they commented "if you want a quick over-view of 'How to be anti-racist' I'll summarise it for you. Black people can not be racist and have nothing to learn on the subject. Racisim is only a white problem and whites are not educated on anti-racism, therefore this 'training' is only for whites. Their words BTW, not mine. Apparently, even though I AM ant-racist, according to this, as a white, I am responsible for racism via my ancestors!!
Then on the trans awareness post they made a joke about cross dressing.
I feel so out of my depth and feel like I have opened a can of worms that I am not well enough equipped to deal with. I genuinely want to do the right thing for the company and our staff, but I don't know if I am going about it in the right way at all.
I'd be so grateful for some advice on how to deal with the person that I feel is undermining my efforts.
Thanks in advance.