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WorkRise Shorts: Racial Inequity in the Workplace with Adia Harvey Wingfield

Last updated on April 16, 2024

Despite a multibillion-dollar diversity industry and decades passed since the Civil Rights Act, workplaces still see substantial racial inequity. Professor Adia Harvey Wingfield from Washington University in St. Louis discusses her book, “Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It,” which dives into why racial inequity persists in the workplace and potential solutions for creating an equitable future. Wingfield defines these “gray areas” as the social, cultural, and relational aspects of work where racial inequity often thrives. 

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