Creating a truly just workplace is the next frontier in DEI--this book shows how to go beyond compliance to address harm, share power, and create equity.
Traditional DEI work has not succeeded at dismantling systems that perpetuate harm and exclude non-white groups. They have put too much focus on surface-level activities like simply hiring more people of color, and not enough emphasis on changing the deeper organizational systems that perpetuate inequities--in other words, on justice. DEIJ work diverges from traditional metrics-driven DEI work and requires a new approach to thought and action to effectively dismantle power structures.
DEIJ pioneer Mary-Frances Winters and her coauthors address every aspect of adding a justice focus to diversity work. This wide-ranging, thought-provoking, pragmatic book offers strategic advice for leaders on how to shift to a justice mindset, anticipate and address resistance, redistribute power, and create the psychological safety needed for such challenging work. And they explain how to implement justice-centered practices in organizational functions like recruiting, procurement, learning and development, marketing, and more. Racial Justice at Work
will help readers to both achieve equity and sustain it. Discussion guide is available in the book for reading groups and book clubs.