Race, Work and Leadership

Dr. Vibe speaks with two of the three editors of the book Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience and asks them if the racial dynamics in organizations changing and how do we build inclusive organizations

During Dr. Vibe’s conversation with Laura Morgan Roberts and Tony Roberts, two of the three editors of Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience , they talked about:

– Some of their backgrounds and how they ended up working together
– The story behind the book
– An historical perspective on race, work and leadership in the American workforce … What has changed? What has not changed?
– The effect that affirmative action has had on race, work and leadership
– Today’s younger African Americans not having the same opportunities that younger African Americans had thirty years ago
– The status of diversity and inclusion in today’s professional work world and what can companies do to push it forward
– If affirmative action still necessary
– The effects that the wealth gap and affirmative action has on race, work and leadership
– Glass ceiling vs. glass cliff
– What African Americans want from the corporate environment
– Why are companies resisting more African American leadership in the workplace
– What role do white men and women have in preventing the advancement of African Americans in the workplace
– What needs to be done to make progress with this topic


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