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

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