Why Diversity & Inclusion Ignore the Formerly Incarcerated

Do you believe in second chances?

What about for the formerly incarcerated?

Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about What the DEI space is Doing for the Formerly Incarcerated

In today’s show we discuss several things including:

  • Why Stigma Plays a role in excluding the Formerly Incarcerated
  • How the Formerly Incarcerated have skills that are not being used
  • The social issues that organisations may not want to address and much more

Here’s some of what we discuss on the show:

DEI seems to have ignored the formerly incarcerated

“What is DEI if it’s not all about addressing the experience of stigmatised groups. But it appears that this particular group are being excluded by DEI professionals”

Mass incarceration implies systemic issues that are inconvenient

“You can probably accept that incarceration itself is part of a system and it’s important to examine our collective beliefs about the formerly incarcerated and the purpose of the system”

The Formerly incarcerated force us to confront our beliefs about second chances

“Still believe in second chances?”

SHOWNOTES

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