Building diversity through an anti-racist culture, not quotas: Opinion


Postsecondary institutions that are hoping to build diversity in their leadership teams need to focus on developing an anti-racist culture rather than quotas, writes Alexander C Kafka. Kafka writes that focusing on quotas can lead to disappointment and disillusionment in a competitive hiring environment, and instead recommends using methods such as a triage approach that prioritizes equity audits and taking the time to identify the areas that most lack diversity. A cycle of constant improvement in these areas can help cultivate a culture that nurtures diversity and makes it easier to retain diverse individuals, writes Kafka. The author goes on to discuss strategies institutions can use to provide effective anti-bias training. Chronicle of Higher Ed (Acct. Req). Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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