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Episode #1602
October 11th, 2023
Gray Areas
Despite today’s multi-billion-dollar diversity industry, workplace inequality is still very real. While explicit discrimination no longer occurs and organizations make internal and public pledges to honor and achieve “diversity” - employees of color, particularly Black workers, remain less likely to be hired, stall out at middle levels, and rarely progress to senior leadership positions. Why? According to award-winning sociologist Adia Harvey Wingfield PhD the reason is to be found in what she calls “gray areas.” She provides actionable solutions for creating a truly equitable future, including “what you can do” checklists geared toward management, HR and colleagues. Wingfield is the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor of Arts & Sciences and Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity at Washington University in St. Louis. She writes regularly for mainstream outlets, including Slate, The Atlantic and Vox.
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Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix ItBuy
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