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LeRoy King

Understanding structural discrimination

CEO and principal consultant at LK3 Consulting

January 2021

I have spent more than 15 years advising organizations and communities on the importance of diversity and how to foster it. The first step to building more inclusive spaces is recognizing the systemic barriers in our society that get in the way. For instance, I find that many people struggle with questions of whether to hire based on diversity rather than qualification, assuming they are mutually exclusive. Removing systemic barriers requires awareness, intention, investments and policy change. The process of creating a truly diverse environment is messy, but necessary. These resources will help you understand how structural discrimination works and why we should seek to dismantle it.