White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group”

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At the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law’s Ninth Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference, a group of esteemed individuals will address the issue of workplace equality and race, exploring questions of whether and how current events in America impact race relations in the workplace, why it has proven difficult to recruit and to retain a racially-diverse workforce, and ideas for improving the effectiveness of diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Systems Thinking and Race Workshop Summary, June 2011

“Race is like a diamond; it has many facets, and shinning light on it helps to reveal its complexity. Its value and meaning are social constructs, and the assignment of value and meaning have concrete ramifications on people’s lives.” Read more

Decoding Modern Racial Discourse A System Justification Theory Approach by Robin Parker

“As a person who conducts anti-racism training, I am immersed in the issue of race in the United States. I find the work rewarding because it focuses on human equality and compassion for others. During my twenty years of leading anti-racism training, however, particular conversations between me and the training participants have been frustrating.” Read more