The Power Gap: Antiracism as the New Diversity and Inclusion in Post-Obama America

Lecture Description

Just as there is a wealth and income gap, a health and achievement gap, and a punishment and opportunity gap, there is also a power gap in our civic and corporate institutions. In a nation where nearly every organization values diversity and inclusion (or at least gives lip service to them), and most every individual believes in “opportunity for all,” people of color are vastly under-represented in senior leadership positions across all sectors of American society. Something is still not working. So what explains this enduring maldistribution of power and influence among men—and especially women—of color? And what should we do about it? Is it even enough to focus on racial representation as the measure of progress? What do fifty years of post-civil rights movement history teach us?

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Post-1945 Race

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Khalil Gibran Muhammad

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