Your DEIJ efforts are stagnating because you continue to center whiteness. Creating a truly anti-racist organization requires learning how to identify and rectify the systemic, and often unconscious, centering of white culture and values in the workplace.

Product Code: 9212
ISBN: 9781523005550
Format: Paperback / softback
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler
Pages: 208
Published Date: 10/24/2023
Availability:In stock
Price: $22.95

Corporate America continues to struggle with racial equity in a post-George Floyd world. As the U.S. becomes more diverse and the public consciousness continues to shift, there is a greater need for successful racial equity efforts in the workplace.

,i>Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace exposes the ways that white culture and expectations are centered in the modern American workplace and the fears within corporate spaces about talking candidly, openly, and honestly about whiteness, white supremacy, and anti-blackness.

Readers will discover:

- A direct and straightforward analysis about what white-centering is
- An evaluation of the different ways that whiteness is centered in the workplace such as bereavement and holiday policies to dress code
- A guide on how to recognize and decenter whiteness within oneself and at work
- Solutions for people to contribute individually and systemically to anti-oppression

Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace provides a crucial guidebook with practical solutions for leaders, DEI practitioners, and anyone hoping to truly create an anti-racist workplace.

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Introduction: What Is White-Centering?

1. The Formation of Whiteness
2. Decentering Whiteness in Hiring Practices
3. Decentering Whiteness in Workplace Systems
4. Decentering Whiteness in Workplace Policies
5. Decentering White Voices at Work
6. Decentering Whiteness in the DEI and Anti-oppression Space
7. Decentering Whiteness in Empathy
8. Decentering Whiteness within Us
9. Centering the Most Marginalized Employees
10. What Does It Mean to Center Black Employees?
11. Steps to Start Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace
Conclusion: Where Do You Begin?

Discussion Guide
About the Author

“Dr. Janice Gassam Asare is the voice of our generation. Her boldness to speak truth to power will help current and future generations. Decentering Whiteness in the Workplace is a necessary read for all leaders who truly want an equitable workplace.” - Minda Harts, bestselling author and workplace consultant

“This book—composed by a champion in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion—should serve as a navigation for readers who are actively seeking to improve their environment.” - Dr. Eli Joseph, author, professional speaker, and faculty instructor at Columbia University, New York University, and the University of California, Los Angeles

“Janice breaks down succinctly how prevalent the centering of whiteness is in the workplace. This thoughtful, readable, and detailed book will undoubtedly help leaders find the gaps in their organization’s DEI initiatives by understanding the issues at a deeper foundational level.” - Adjoa Michelle Saahene, activist, speaker, and inclusion and wellness strategist

“Dr. Gassam Asare has written a text that prepares us for the next level of anti-oppression work. She takes the time to address the barriers that continuously limit workplace safety and provides us with dynamic color and prose that allows us to imagine the possibilities.” - Joquina M. Reed, workplace consultant and decolonial educator

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