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Diversity and Inclusion

The way forward

This piece is part of a series on systemic racism that’s a small part of Hive Learning’s Inclusion Works program. Here’s why we encourage you to see this content as a jumping-off point for your learning journey rather than the final word.

📌 We researched and wrote this series to try to make sense of systemic racism, an incredibly broad and complex topic. Our aim was to demystify this type of racism for the everyday person who doesn’t have time to read lots of books on the subject, let alone trawl through hundreds of pieces of academic research to really wrap their arms around it.

📌 We’ve curated 350 sources to give a flavor of how systemic racism emerges through a limited set of areas (housing, education, healthcare, criminal justice, media representation), introducing the barriers and injustices of these institutions using a single example from history and from the present day, and focuses solely on racism directed at Black Americans.

📌 We appreciate that there is much much more to say on this topic and we’d love to do that justice in future content. For now, take a look at the further resources linked to take your next step, start to question how the systems you’re a part of are propping up racism in our society today, and seek out actions you can take to dismantle it.

So, how can a society like ours make up for the wrongdoings of the not-so-distant past and radically shift the systemic repercussions that persist today?

One candidate solution that has been called for in the US (and elsewhere) is reparations. But what exactly is owed and how can it be delivered?

🎧 Watch this (4:39)

💬 A reflection (to take to your next team meeting or dinner party)

Would you like to see slavery reparations be made (by the government or by other means)? Why? If yes, what sort of things would you like to see addressed by reparations?

We’d love to hear from you!

Inclusion Works

This resource was taken from our Inclusion Works programme, which was created with a network of more than +100 diverse contributors and advisers. We learn from, amplify and cite creators of different races, ethnicities, genders and cognitive styles and continually work to represent all dimensions of diversity.