What White Women Can Do to Advance Women of Color

by Trudy Bourgeois

 

White women are the biggest beneficiaries of affirmative action, and they haven’t acknowledged it. Organizations have lulled themselves into thinking that they have made more progress on diversity than they actually have because they are not disaggregating the data showing that women of color are being left behind. More importantly, we as women haven’t found the courage to engage in courageous conversations about this truth. What we also know to be a reality is the high level of mistrust between white women and women of color. Many women of color that I have spoken with have

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