The Conversation The Conversation

The Conversation

How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations

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Publisher Description

A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • An essential tool for individuals, organizations, and communities of all sizes to jump-start dialogue on racism and bias and to transform well-intentioned statements on diversity into concrete actions—from a leading Harvard social psychologist.

NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE FOR OUTSTANDING LITERARY ACHIEVEMENT • LONGLISTED FOR THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • FINALIST FOR THE FT/MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

“Robert Livingston is one of America’s most respected social psychologists studying diversity. He has a unique ability to strip out the judgmentalism that can warp people’s thinking about race and racism . . . and therefore he can reach a broad audience, educate them about the research, and bring them along when he talks about solutions.”—Jonathan Haidt, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Anxious Generation

How can I become part of the solution?
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.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2021
February 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
368
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
10
MB

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