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Gray areas : how the way we work perpetuates racism and what we can do to fix it / Adia Harvey Wingfield.

A leading sociologist looks at why racial inequality still exists in the workplace despite the multi-billion-dollar diversity industry's efforts to fight it and offers solutions for reversing the trend to create a truly equitable future.

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  • ISBN: 9780063079816
  • ISBN: 006307981X
  • Physical Description: x, 293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-282) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Getting into the gray areas -- Part I: Cultural. Doing diversity badly -- Chapter 1: Race blindness and the liberal paradox -- Chapter 2: Gendered occupations and organizational culture -- Chapter 3: When hierarchy doesn't help -- Chapter 4 : Colorblindness and the market -- Chapter 5: Layers and limitations -- Chapter 6: The case of gig work -- Chapter 7: Leveraging cultural capital -- Can we change the culture? -- Part II: Social. Getting the Job -- Chapter 8: Going it alone -- Chapter 9: Black women opening doors -- Chapter 10: Employment in the new fissured workplace -- Chapter 11: Getting hired vs. doing the hiring -- Chapter 12: When movements matter -- Chapter 13: Successful networking -- Getting past the networking hurdle -- Part III: Relational. Who's got your back? -- Chapter 14: Searching for an advocate -- Chapter 15: When White women are roadblocks -- Chapter 16: Opportunity gaps in gig work -- Chapter 17: The cost of advancement -- Chapter 18: Looking elsewhere for leadership -- Chapter 19: When advancement isn't the answer -- Chapter 20: A path forward -- Moving on up -- Conclusion: The way out of the gray
Subject: Discrimination in employment.
United States > Race relations.
Equality > United States.

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