Racial Equality Program
Racial Equality in a workplace
‘Unity in diversity’ and ‘benefit from the cultural diversity’ has been postured in the organizations around the world for the past decade and yet, racial inequality like every walk of life still penetrates deep in our organizational culture. According to last year’s statistics: ‘About three-quarters of blacks and Asians (76% of each) – and 58% of Hispanics – say they have experienced discrimination or have been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity at least from time to time. In contrast, about two-thirds of whites (67%) say they’ve never experienced this’. (Horowitz, Brown and Cox 2019)
PCI will work with organizations to conduct internal research to identify areas of possible bias: Organizations need to determine what metrics can be used to measure change, and then make small changes (called “bias interrupters”) to curb the effects of unconscious bias.
Policy Reforms & Research
Every county is expected to make solid reform and invest in research to ensure decision making is not excluding any group. The government should use its procurement spending power to ensure that businesses that tender for public contracts can demonstrate a commitment to race diversity, with evidence of their policies and action in the recruitment, progression, and retention of ethnic minority people and preventing racial harassment
Research on Racial Bias
Racial harassment is another degree of racism where a person starts feeling his colleagues or workplace hostile. He may also fall to victimization if he/she speaks up about the issue.
Surprisingly, racism by association is another form of racism where a person is discriminated against because of his association with another person of color.
Mental Health for Minority
Despite greater awareness in the past few years about the necessity of mental health services for all, minorities suffer a great disparity when it comes to the quality and availability of mental health services. Although some studies question this consensus, the weight of the evidence supports the existence of serious and persistent mental health care disparities.
According to a study, only one-in-three African Americans who need mental health care receives it. Another states that racial and ethnic minorities bear a greater burden from unmet mental health needs and thus suffer a greater loss to their overall health and productivity.
PCI will facilitate and create awareness on policy intervention can help reduce/improve the quality and access to mental health care for minorities.
Inclusion & Diversity
Open Conversations about diversity Research from New York’s Center for Talent Innovation showed that 38 percent of black professionals felt it was unacceptable to speak out at their companies about their experiences of bias. Therefore it is important to create a space where people feel safe to have honest conversations where nobody feels singled out or different.