Overcoming structural racism with lean leadership

With the recent events happening in the US with racial inequality, but things aren’t much better in Brazil. 55% of the population is non-white (“black” or “mixed-race”). Despite this, an overwhelmingly homogeneous white male majority exists in most organizations.

Structural racism is a reality in Brazil and it is everyone’s responsibility to join forces with like-minded people to break the paradigm. The Lean pillars of teamwork and respect for people can play an important part. 

To fight structural racism, they suggest three elements:

  • Awareness
  • Opportunities
  • Empowerment

The words “diversity” and “inclusion” are often used interchangeably, but there is a big difference.

Diversity is like inviting someone to go to the ball, whereas inclusion is like teaching them how to dance.

Read more at https://planet-lean.com/lean-leadership-racism/