How Narratives of Racial Progress Create Barriers to Inclusion

Companies want you to believe we’re headed towards racial equity

Find out how this narrative can harm Inclusion

Here’s some key messages from this episode:

– The American Narrative of Racial Progress can be harmful

– People overestimate Racial Equity

– There’s a reason why DEI work lacks scrutiny

Here’s some key takeaways from this episode:

Conversations about Race at work become more challenging 

“you could use this gift to benefit others and build inclusion”

There’s greater momentum for less policy change 

“You may even have been in environments where your gift was positioned as shortcoming.”

Diversity and Inclusion become less urgent as a goal 

“The hardest part of was realising that what happened to me was my responsibility. “

Here’s some resources so you can go deeper:

How narratives of racial progress create barriers to diversity, equity, and inclusion in organizations

In every episode you will find:

– A specific question for you to answer

– A challenge for you to consider

– An action for you to take

If you liked this show you will love our newsletter

Get 1 actionable insight in your inbox every Wednesday afternoon

You also get free access to the Element of Inclusion Book Club

Sign Up Here to get started 

We believe in the importance of sharing.

Share this episode with a friend who can benefit from what you’re learning here.

Check out these related episodes of the show.

A Simple Introduction to Antiracism

Erasing the Language of Race

The Performative Problem of Diversity & Inclusion

Make sure you subscribe so you don’t miss any episodes.

Follow Dr. Jonathan to get Evidence Based Inclusion Insights 7 days a week



The Elements of Inclusion #4