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Stanford Social Innovation Review

The Bias of ‘Professionalism’ Standards

Introduction In the midst of widescale evidence of natural-hair discrimination in the workplace and in schools, some states, in 2019, began to outlaw this form of discrimination. There is the story of the Black student who was told to cut his hair or he would not be allowed to graduate, and another of a Black woman who had her…

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Race to Lead Revisited: Obstacles and Opportunities in Addressing the Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap

Although the nonprofit sector is recognizing its own need for greater diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), the implementation of DEI strategies generally stops at the interpersonal level and few nonprofits have addressed the structures and systems that keep these racialized barriers in place. Introduction Four years ago, the Building Movement Project (BMP) studied the racial…

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Dismantling Racism Works (dRworks)

White Supremacy Culture

Introduction In this practitioner’s guide, Dr. Tema Okun outlines how white supremacy can appear and operate in organizations. Defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary as beliefs and systems that “collectively enable white people to maintain power over people of other races,” white supremacy can show up in organizations in subtle ways. Whether through individual behaviors, group…

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Race Ethnicity and Education

Building the Anti-racist University, action and new agendas

Introduction Dr. Ian Law, founding director of the Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies (CERS) at the University of Leeds, reviews twenty years of scholarship and initiatives by the Centre related to racism and higher education in the UK. Founded in 1998, CERS produces policy-relevant research that seeks to dismantle racism. In the 1990s, the…

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Journal for Nonprofit Management

Beyond Diversity and Multiculturalism: Towards the Development of Anti-Racist Institutions and Leaders

Introduction The Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services employed approximately 3,400 individuals to provide housing, mental health, and other services to low-income members of the Jewish community. As the organization’s community grew increasingly diverse, it needed to embrace multiculturalism as a way to better serve its community. That process underwent numerous phases, each of…

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Administration in Social Work

Addressing Racism in the Organization: The Role of White Racial Affinity Groups in Creating Change

Introduction The authors of this study examine the role of racial affinity groups or caucuses in understanding institutional racism and transforming an institution towards antiracism and racial equity. They trace the development, execution, and operation of a white antiracism caucus that was facilitated by the two authors at a social service agency. They found that…

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Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies

White Allyship of Afro-Diasporic Women in the Workplace: A Transformative Strategy for Organizational Change

Introduction In this conceptual article, lead author and Afro-Latina doctoral student Samantha E. Erskine and Dr. Diana Bilimoria explore how white allyship can support the career development and leadership advancement of Afro-Diasporic women in the workplace. Afro-Diasporic women, or Black women from across the African diaspora, are critically underrepresented in corporate and senior leadership roles…

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