Harvard Business Review
Racial discrimination-defined as differential evaluation or treatment based solely on race, regardless of intent-remains prevalent in organizations and occurs far more frequently than most White people suspect. Intractable as it seems, racism in the workplace can be effectively addressed. Because organizations are autonomous entities that afford leaders a high level of control over norms and policies, they are ideal places to promote racial equity. Effective interventions move through stages from understanding the underlying condition, to developing genuine concern, to focusing on correction.