3 Inclusion Lessons We Can Learn From Prince Harry & Meghan

Prince Harry & Meghan announced they will step back as “senior” royals and work to become financially independent.

Find out the 3 Inclusion Lessons We Can Learn From Prince Harry & Meghan

Here are some key messages from this episode

  • The system of disadvantage that is all around us
  • The insidious secret hiding in plain sight
  • The lazy language that keeps us from progress

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Here are some key takeaways from this episode

Conversations about race are difficult for a lot of people

“It’s abundantly clear that talking about race remains a difficult conversation for people in the UK and beyond. It’s emotive, there’s a lot of fear about saying the wrong thing, using the right language, getting it right. Or being vilified if you get it wrong.”

Racism is covert

“Racism is a lot more sophisticated than that, developed from name calling to being more nuanced, subtle and therefore insidious.”

People are talking about privilege, but it needs to be more sophisticated

“In Diversity and Inclusion space, when people talk about privilege it’s often short hand for white privilege, or male privilege; but it should be a lot more”

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