Subtle yet significant: The existence and impact of everyday racial discrimination in the workplace

In this article, we argue that research concerning workplace discrimination could be advanced by considering ‘everyday discrimination,’ that is, the subtle, pervasive discriminatory acts experienced by members of stigmatized groups on a daily basis. Read more

Racial Microaggressions in the Life Experience of Black Americans

Racial microaggressions cause considerable psychological distress among Black Americans and are manifested in nearly all interracial encounters. They set in motion energy-depleting attempts to determine whether incidents were racially motivated. Read more

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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Decentering Whiteness, 2015 Edition by Jeff Hitchcock and Charley Flint

“There exists in the United States a mainstream culture that is less white than it used to be. The mainstream forms the “center” of American society. This does not mean all people adhere to that center, or that the center is truly multiracial. It is not. We contend that it is still very white, and more similar to its historical position of being nearly all-white than to some future time when the mainstream might be truly multiracial. Read more