Cross-Race Communication Skills

One of the things that keeps racial inequity in place within organizations is the impasse in communication between whites and people of color.  As mentioned in my post, the “Psychology of Human Differences,” (April 9, 2020), many whites grow up in settings...

Intervening in Work Groups

Everywhere I turn, whites are asking what we can do to address the racial inequity that is now on display across the nation.    On both social media and on list-serves, people are sharing books, videos and suggestions.  I want to suggest taking action in the location...

The Power of In-groups and Out-groups

When whites and people of color work alongside each other, they are not experiencing the same reality.  Their experience of the organization is quite different, even when they are present at the same event.  Later, if they happen to talk about what just occurred, they...

Psychology of Human Differences

When leaders take steps to dismantle racial inequity, they quickly find themselves dealing with deep-seated attitudes and perceptions that are not easily changed. One problem is the difference in the ways that whites experience the world versus the way people of color...