How breaking the silence about race could smash the ‘glass ceiling’

Although racism in schools may be less blatant than decades ago, subtle discrimination still hampers the careers of black and minority ethnic teachers, finds Chris Parr. But academics have highlighted how leaders can tackle the problem – and the first step is to talk about the subject of race openly.

There was a time when people were not judged on their colour. It is remarkable to think about this, but there was a time,” says business psychologist Binna Kandola, author of Racism at Work: the danger of indifference.

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