Race in the workplace

An ongoing pursuit of racial equality

While we’ve made progress on rights and opportunities for people of color in the last few decades, many races still experience discrimination and bias on the job. A diverse, multiracial workplace is beneficial for everybody. It helps us connect and learn from one another’s experiences so that we can become our most authentic and informed selves.

Some race-related topics we’ll cover with you include:

• Navigating prejudice

• Communicating amidst misunderstanding

• Bridging cultural gaps

• Experiences of people of color

• Racial and cultural disconnects on the job

 

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35% | Research shows that ethnically-diverse companies are 35% more likely to outperform their peers. (McKinsey)

39% | Racial and ethnic minorities make up 39% of millennials and 38% of gen Xers, compared with just 27% of baby boomers and 20% of the silent generation. (Pew)

1% | Less than 1% of Fortune 500 CEOs are African-American.

45,000 | Since 2011, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has received over 45,000 complaints about racial discrimination. (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)

2x | It is twice as hard for black college graduates to find a job than white college graduates. (Center for Economic and Policy Research)

2.7% | In 2010, black Americans held 2.7% of the country’s wealth, though they made up 13% of the population. (Federal Reserve, U.S. Census Bureau)

44% | The Great Recession hit people of color the hardest. Between 2007 and 2010, Hispanic families’ wealth fell by 44%, and black families’ by 31%, compared to 11% for white families. (Federal Reserve, U.S. Census Bureau)

50% | Even with the same level of education, socioeconomic status, and location, black job applicants still receive fewer interviews and job offers. Research found that applicants with African-American-sounding names had to submit 50% more resumes than applicants with white-sounding names to get a call back. (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2003)

83% | When they believe their organization fosters an inclusive culture, 83% of millennials are actively engaged at work. (Deloitte)

A diverse, multiracial workplace is beneficial for everybody. It helps us connect and learn from one another’s experiences so that we can become our most authentic and informed selves.

Many companies are working to ensure equality for people of color, as well as create an environment and understanding for employees of all races.