Day: June 7, 2020

8 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read About Dismantling Racism in Business

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As Americans continue to reckon with the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery and confront the country’s longstanding racial inequality, many turn to reading as a first step toward understanding and taking action. Doing the work of dismantling systems of privilege and bias is a layered process, but self-education is a start.

As entrepreneurs, we often look through the lens of work to understand our world. It’s what we know; it’s who we are. And your business can be an incredibly impactful place to bring healing and equality to your community. Here are eight books every entrepreneur should read to begin doing the work of dismantling .

So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo

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Uncomfortable conversations with yourself and those around you are going to happen. So You Want to Talk About Race introduces and explains concepts that may be new to you or your employees, including white privilege and intersectionality while offering real-world solutions for how to unpack and confront your own biases. Oluo is your guide on a journey toward finding the words — even when they are hard to say.

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Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X Kendi

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