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The conversation : how seeking and speaking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals and organizations / Robert Livingston.

By: Livingston, Robert WPublication details: New York : Currency, [2021]; ©2021Edition: First editionDescription: xx, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cmISBN: 9780593238561; 0593238567Other title: How seeking and speaking the truth about racism can radically transform individuals and organizationsSubject(s): Racism | Race discriminationAdditional physical formats: Online version:: ConversationLOC classification: HT1521 | .L585 2021
Contents:
Part I: Condition -- Do we all believe that racism exists? -- What is "racism," anyway? -- How does social disadvantage differ for blacks and whites? -- What are the structural origins of racism? -- How does "threat" perpetuate racial inequality? -- What are the psychological and evolutionary origins of all intergroup biases? -- How to talk about the problem -- Part II: Concern -- How much do white people care about racism? -- The moral cost of condoning racism -- The practical importance of redressing racism -- Part III: Correction -- What everyone can do to promote racial equality -- How leaders and organizations can create greater racial equality -- Taking steps toward real progress.
Summary: "In the wake of the social unrest of 2020 and growing calls for racial justice, many business leaders and ordinary citizens are asking that very question. This book provides a compass for all those seeking to begin the work of anti-racism. In The Conversation, Robert Livingston addresses three simple but profound questions: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it? For some, the existence of systemic racism against Black people is hard to accept because it violates the notion that the world is fair and just. But the rigid racial hierarchy created by slavery did not collapse after it was abolished, nor did it end with the civil rights era. Whether it's the composition of a company's leadership team or the composition of one's neighborhood, these racial divides and disparities continue to show up in every facet of society. For Livingston, the difference between a solvable problem and a solved problem is knowledge, investment, and determination. And the goal of making organizations more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is within our capability. Livingston's lifework is showing people how to turn difficult conversations about race into productive instances of real change. For decades he has translated science into practice for numerous organizations, including Airbnb, Deloitte, Microsoft, Under Armour, L'Oreal, and JPMorgan Chase. In The Conversation, Livingston distills this knowledge and experience into an eye-opening immersion in the science of racism and bias. Drawing on examples from pop culture and his own life experience, Livingston, with clarity and wit, explores the root causes of racism, the factors that explain why some people care about it and others do not, and the most promising paths toward profound and sustainable progress, all while inviting readers to challenge their assumptions. Social change requires social exchange. Founded on principles of psychology, sociology, management, and behavioral economics, The Conversation is a road map for uprooting entrenched biases and sharing candid, fact-based perspectives on race that will lead to increased awareness, empathy, and action."--book jacket.
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Part I: Condition -- Do we all believe that racism exists? -- What is "racism," anyway? -- How does social disadvantage differ for blacks and whites? -- What are the structural origins of racism? -- How does "threat" perpetuate racial inequality? -- What are the psychological and evolutionary origins of all intergroup biases? -- How to talk about the problem -- Part II: Concern -- How much do white people care about racism? -- The moral cost of condoning racism -- The practical importance of redressing racism -- Part III: Correction -- What everyone can do to promote racial equality -- How leaders and organizations can create greater racial equality -- Taking steps toward real progress.

"In the wake of the social unrest of 2020 and growing calls for racial justice, many business leaders and ordinary citizens are asking that very question. This book provides a compass for all those seeking to begin the work of anti-racism. In The Conversation, Robert Livingston addresses three simple but profound questions: What is racism? Why should everyone be more concerned about it? What can we do to eradicate it? For some, the existence of systemic racism against Black people is hard to accept because it violates the notion that the world is fair and just. But the rigid racial hierarchy created by slavery did not collapse after it was abolished, nor did it end with the civil rights era. Whether it's the composition of a company's leadership team or the composition of one's neighborhood, these racial divides and disparities continue to show up in every facet of society. For Livingston, the difference between a solvable problem and a solved problem is knowledge, investment, and determination. And the goal of making organizations more diverse, equitable, and inclusive is within our capability. Livingston's lifework is showing people how to turn difficult conversations about race into productive instances of real change. For decades he has translated science into practice for numerous organizations, including Airbnb, Deloitte, Microsoft, Under Armour, L'Oreal, and JPMorgan Chase. In The Conversation, Livingston distills this knowledge and experience into an eye-opening immersion in the science of racism and bias. Drawing on examples from pop culture and his own life experience, Livingston, with clarity and wit, explores the root causes of racism, the factors that explain why some people care about it and others do not, and the most promising paths toward profound and sustainable progress, all while inviting readers to challenge their assumptions. Social change requires social exchange. Founded on principles of psychology, sociology, management, and behavioral economics, The Conversation is a road map for uprooting entrenched biases and sharing candid, fact-based perspectives on race that will lead to increased awareness, empathy, and action."--book jacket.

Includes bibliographical references (pages [269]-308) and index.

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