Put Forbes On Boycott List After Story, ‘3 Ways To Decenter Whiteness’

From Forbes:

  • White-centering can be thought of as a system that prioritizes white dominant culture to the detriment of non-white groups and cultures. White-centering has been given many names including the white gaze and whiteness as the default. Because white-centering is often left unexamined and unchecked, equity and justice have continued to evade organizations.
  • There are an infinite number of ways that whiteness is centered within organizations. A 2004 study found that job applicants with Black sounding names were less likely to receive callbacks, and nearly two decades later, a separate study replicated these findings. The applicant tracking systems (ATS) that many large organizations utilize to assist with the hiring and selection process is also rife with bias. A study by examining more than 20,000 applicants found evidence that “legacy ATS platforms enable inequitable hiring processes that lead to severe discrimination amongst Black and Asian candidates.”