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Managing Bias Training from Facebook

Facebook has shared part of its managing bias training to achieve broader recognition of the hidden biases we all hold and to highlight ways to counteract bias in the workplace. Follow the link to view the video modules and other resources they have made available. View managing bias training >

Why Diversity Programs Fail

It shouldn’t be surprising that most diversity programs aren’t increasing diversity. Despite a few new bells and whistles, courtesy of big data, companies are basically doubling down on the same approaches they’ve used since the 1960s—which often make things worse, not better. Firms have long relied on diversity training to reduce bias on the job, […]

Today, take a breath and “check yourself at the door” before having a difficult conversation

Tim Ryan, Senior Partner and Chairman of PwC US, along with 175 CEOs, has created the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion. This cohort is the largest “CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.” In Tim’s words: “Having difficult conversations about race, diversity, and inclusion won’t do any good if you don’t […]

Next City: Black Lives Matter Policy Agenda Looks a Lot Like a Playbook for Inclusive Cities

On Monday, Aug. 1, NESRI and dozens of other organizations, working beneath the Movement for Black Lives (MFBL), debuted a six-piece platform that outlines what the United States should do to address the well-documented disparities faced by black communities in health, employment, education, criminal justice and housing. Read more >

Policy Link: Community Artists Envision a Thriving Baltimore without Displacement

Robust, democratically controlled community-based organizations have the capacity to drive development locally,” said Greg Sawtell, a leadership organizer at Baltimore’s United Workers. The human rights organization is gearing up for a month-long exhibition of the community’s multiple visions for local development, opening in September. The Development Without Displacement art show will highlight works focusing on […]