Course overview

”The token Black guy.” Are you familiar with that expression? Perhaps you've heard this in relation to TV or movies. It's when a minority is added into the mix to create an appearance of diversity. Oftentimes in the workplace, token minorities are hired to show diversity within a company, or worse, to hit a diversity quota. This practice is harmful, and in this course, we'll discuss why. We'll go over what tokenism is, and how it impacts individuals and companies. We'll talk about how to avoid tokenism and educate you on best practices when it comes to hiring a diverse work force. Lastly, we'll discuss the difference between appearance and impact, including how companies can take steps toward truly embracing diversity.
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