Can we be bothered? How racism persists in the workplace
While great progress has been made with tackling racism in recent decades, Professor Binna Kandola argues that it lives on in the workplace in less overt and more nuanced forms. Ashleigh Wight reports
There are many people who may not even be aware that their views or actions are considered discriminatory, explains Kandola, business psychologist and senior partner at Pearn Kandola. Small signals that people from minority backgrounds are not welcome – such as ignoring them in meetings, not making eye contact and making no effort to pronounce a person’s name correctly – are rife in organisations, he argues, whether the perpetrators realise they’re doing it or not.
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