Recognizing Racial Stereotypes and Their Impact on the Workplace

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WWW.NEWDEMOGRAPHIC.COM Racial stereotypes impact our perceptions of and interactions with others and are often at the root of workplace diversity issues. This seminar examines the most common racial stereotypes—both negative and positive—and demonstrates how these widespread ideas can manifest themselves in the workplace. Building consciousness around these stereotypes will help your employees to proactively examine and improve their interpersonal interactions within the company, as well as with external clients.

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Recognizing Racial Stereotypes and Their Impact on the Workplace

  1. 1. Recognizing Racial Stereotypes and Their Impact on the Workplace
  2. 2. Carmen Van Kerckhove Co-Founder and President New Demographic is an anti-racism training company. www.newdemographic.com
  3. 3. What we’re discussing today <ul><li>Common racial stereotypes </li></ul><ul><li>Why positive stereotypes are just as harmful </li></ul><ul><li>How racial stereotypes can impact client relations </li></ul><ul><li>Your clients and employees are becoming more diverse – can you adapt? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Racial stereotypes are all around us. There’s no way not to be affected by them.
  5. 5. Stereotypes: Success and Intelligence
  6. 6. Stereotypes: Success and Intelligence
  7. 7. Stereotypes: Physical and Athletic
  8. 8. Stereotypes: Personality
  9. 9. Stereotypes: Personality
  10. 10. Why positive stereotypes are harmful <ul><li>Can result in a “halo effect” </li></ul>
  11. 11. Why positive stereotypes are harmful <ul><li>Can result in a “halo effect” </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to pigeonholing </li></ul>
  12. 12. Why positive stereotypes are harmful <ul><li>Can result in a “halo effect” </li></ul><ul><li>Can lead to pigeonholing </li></ul><ul><li>Can adversely impact employee morale and motivation </li></ul>
  13. 13. How racial stereotypes can impact your external relationships Anecdote 1: “You look just like…”
  14. 14. How racial stereotypes can impact your external relationships Anecdote 1: “You look just like…” Anecdote 2: Thanksgiving
  15. 15. It doesn’t matter what your intentions are. It’s how your words and actions are perceived by others.
  16. 16. Your clients and employees are becoming more diverse. Can you adapt?
  17. 17. Today: whites comprise 68%
  18. 18. In 2050, half of U.S. will be people of color
  19. 19. By 2050, the numbers of Asian-Americans and Latinos will triple
  20. 20. By 2026, boom in mixed race population <ul><li>25% of Los Angeles’s population </li></ul><ul><li>20% of New York’s population </li></ul><ul><li>1 in 6 babies born will be of two or more races </li></ul>
  21. 21. Your clients and employees are becoming more diverse. Can you adapt?
  22. 22. Questions to consider <ul><li>Assumptions? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Questions to consider <ul><li>Assumptions? </li></ul><ul><li>Race in the workplace? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Questions to consider <ul><li>Assumptions? </li></ul><ul><li>Race in the workplace? </li></ul><ul><li>Client’s attitude towards diversity? </li></ul>
  25. 25. Racial stereotypes are all around us. There’s no way not to be affected by them. But you can challenge these stereotypes.

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