What All the New Diversity Programs and Initiatives Tell You About How We’re Defining the Problem

by Julie Graber | on 30 Jun 2020

As companies scramble to find ways to address racism through their organizations, their “solutions” tell  you something about how the organization is defining the problem (and presumably what they think it will take to move the needle). So far, I’m not seeing anything that defines the problems we face any differently than they have been in the past - not a good sign if we’re hoping for real change.

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Mandatory Diversity Targets and Concerns About Unqualified Candidates

by Julie Graber | on 23 Jun 2020

Questions about the qualifications of women and people of color come from a place of privilege, where qualifications are assumed. That they only come up when we talk about women and people of color means they are also sexist and racist.

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What's Up with the Gender Pay Gap at Burberry?

by Julie Graber | on 18 Jun 2020

Most companies explain their pay gap away by noting the lack of women in the upper ranks of the company, where the pay is higher (as if that's a defense). But at Burberry, women hold a significant portion of the highest ranking jobs. So what gives?

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Another White Guy

by Julie Graber | on 17 Jun 2020

I've threatened to do it for a long time - so here it goes - a running list of lost opportunities to create a more diverse, just world. It's the appointment of yet another white guy.

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