Racial Justice at Work: Practical Solutions for Systemic Change

  • 10h 41m 32s
  • Mary-Frances Winters, The Winters Group Team
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2023

Creating justice-centered organizations is the next frontier in DEI. This book shows how to go beyond compliance to address harm, share power, and create equity.

Traditional DEI work has not succeeded at dismantling systems that perpetuate harm and exclude BIPOC groups. Proponents of DEI have put too much focus on HR solutions, such as increasing representation, and not enough emphasis on changing the deeper organizational systems that perpetuate inequities-in other words, on justice. DEIJ work diverges from traditional metrics-driven DEI work and requires a new approach to effectively dismantle power structures.

This thought-provoking, solutions-oriented book offers strategic advice on how to adopt a justice mindset, anticipate and address resistance, shift power dynamics, and create a psychologically safe organizational culture. Individual chapters provide pragmatic how-to guides to implementing justice-centered practices in recruitment and hiring, data collection and analysis, learning and development, marketing and advertising, procurement, philanthropy, and more.

DEIJ pioneer Mary-Frances Winters and her coauthors address some of the most significant aspects of adding a justice focus to diversity work, showing how to create a workplace culture where equity is not a checklist of performative actions but a lived reality.

About the Author

Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and president of the Winters Group Inc. She was named a top ten diversity trailblazer by Forbes and a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal, and she is the recipient of the prestigious ATHENA Award as well as the Winds of Change Award conferred by the Forum on Workplace.

The Winters Group Team contributors are Kevin A. Carter, Megan Ellinghausen, Scott Ferry, Gabrielle Gayagoy Gonzalez, Dr. Terrence Harewood, Tami Jackson, Dr. Megan Larson, Leigh Morrison, Katelyn Peterson, Mareisha N. Reese, Thamara Subramanian, and Rochelle Younan-Montgomery.

In this Audiobook

  • Introduction: It’s about Correcting Harm Mary-Frances Winters
  • Chapter 1 - Defining Justice Mary-Frances Winters
  • Chapter 2 - The Minimization, Weaponization, and Demonization of Racial Justice Concepts Mary-Frances Winters
  • Chapter 3 - Operationalizing Justice: A Radical Shift in Consciousness Leigh Morrison
  • Chapter 4 - The Leadership Imperative Mary-Frances Winters
  • Chapter 5 - A Developmental Approach to Racial Justice Terrence Harewood, PhD
  • Chapter 6 - Anticipating Resistance Kevin A. Carter
  • Chapter 7 - Addressing Resistance Kevin A. Carter
  • Chapter 8 - Neutrality Isn’t Neutral: Whose Values Do We Value in the Workplace? Thamara Subramanian
  • Chapter 9 - Employees Can’t Be Safe until They Feel Safe Scott Ferry
  • Chapter 10 - Closed Mouths Don’t Get Justice Katelyn Peterson
  • Chapter 11 - Accountability through Restorative Dialogue Rochelle Younan-Montgomery
  • Chapter 12 - The Problem with “Professionalism” Tami Jackson
  • Chapter 13 - Allyship Is for All Scott Ferry
  • Chapter 14 - The Problem with DEIJ Data Mary-Frances Winters
  • Chapter 15 - Make a Difference with Your DEIJ Data: A Four-Step Process Thamara Subramanian
  • Chapter 16 - How to Make Reparations a Reality Now Leigh Morrison & Tami Jackson
  • Chapter 17 - Recruiting, Hiring, and Other HR Practices for Racial Justice Gabrielle Gayagoy Gonzalez
  • Chapter 18 - Disrupting What It Means to Be a Productive and Healthy Workplace Thamara Subramanian
  • Chapter 19 - A Racial Justice–Centered Approach to Learning and Development Leigh Morrison
  • Chapter 20 - Justice in Procurement Mareisha N. Reese
  • Chapter 21 - How Algorithms Automate Bias Megan Ellinghausen
  • Chapter 22 - Disrupting the Racist Narrative in Marketing and Advertising Megan Larson, EdD
  • Chapter 23 - Justice in Philanthropy Mary-Frances Winters
  • Conclusion: Radical Change Mary-Frances Winters