Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business

Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business

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, 2019, arc-s, Nonfiction, Business, Race

An award-winning journalist shows how workplace diversity initiatives have turned into a profoundly misguided industry--and have done little to bring equality to America's major industries and institutions.

Diversity has become the new buzzword, championed by elite institutions from academia to Hollywood to corporate America. In an effort to ensure their organizations represent the racial and ethnic makeup of the country, industry and foundation leaders have pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to commission studies, launch training sessions, and hire consultants and diversity czars. But is it working?
In Diversity, Inc., award-winning journalist Pamela Newkirk shines a bright light on the diversity industry, asking the tough questions about what has been effective--and why progress has been so slow. Newkirk highlights the rare success stories, sharing valuable lessons about how other industries can match those gains. But as she argues, despite decades of handwringing, costly initiatives, and uncomfortable conversations, organizations have, apart from a few exceptions, fallen far short of their goals.

Diversity, Inc. incisively shows the vast gap between the rhetoric of inclusivity and real achievements. If we are to deliver on the promise of true equality, we need to abandon ineffective, costly measures and commit ourselves to combatting enduring racial attitudes

Title:Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business
ISBN:9781568588223
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  • Erin

    Goodreads giveaway win!...

  • Justin

    ***I was granted an ARC of this via Netgalley from the publisher.***Today, diversity is a hot topic in the United States. It is the topic of countless corporate meetings, professional workshops and on...

  • Lauren

    "During more than three decades of my professional life, diversity has been a national preoccupation. Yet despite decades of handwringing, costly initiatives, and uncomfortable conversations, progres...

  • Sharon Velez Diodonet

    "Progress won't come without us being uncomfortable. People want to believe we can have diversity and not really get uncomfortable...It requires incumbent leaders and managers to change their behavior...

  • Dorothy Moran

    Pamela Newkirk’s compelling book, Diversity, Inc. The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, offers a fresh look at diversity efforts in Hollywood, higher education, and corporate America.With...

  • Lindsay Anne

    picked this up for personal and professional reasons, author does a GREAT job supporting the narrative with hard data without causing analysis paralysis.From my personal HR experience, we often don’...

  • Theodore Kinni

    5 stars for exposing the fact that decades of lip service to diversity and inclusion in business, media, academia, and sports have left us pretty much where we started in Lyndon Johnson's Great Societ...