A Beginner’s Guide To How Racism At Work Has Evolved [Book Review]

Today I’m reviewing the book: Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference.

Find out why there’s been quite a bit of media coverage about this book. s

Here are some key messages from this episode:

  • Why people should read this book and the reason why some probably won’t
  • The constructed nature of racism that most people are unaware of
  • The reasons how employee resource groups can be a symptom of racism in the workplace and much much more

Play the episode for more.

Here are some key takeaways from this episode:

Race is a social construct

“This book is important because it challenges the notion that people are inherently racist or that racism is something that is natural or has always been with us”

Racism has Evolved

“The book made the point about how racism has developed from name calling to being more nuanced, subtle and therefore insidious”

Employee Resource Groups can be symptoms of Racism & Dated Policies

“I agree with the book’s suggestion that resource groups that emphasise networking are a symptom of dated inclusion policies”

Here are some resources so you can go deeper:

Racism at Work: The Danger of Indifference

Professor Binna Kandola

Pearn Kandola

My PhD Thesis

LSE Occupational Segregation Video

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