The myth of ‘white disadvantage’ is a dangerous narrative that actually protects the advantages of being white in America.
It serves as an intentional and dangerous push in our country, akin to the narrative of white victimization; and has shown up through banned book campaigns, the recent fight over Congressional districts in Alabama, and the Supreme Court’s decision limiting race as a factor in college admissions.
In today’s episode, we discuss the myth of white disadvantage and how it shows up in the world and the workplace. Then, we’ll provide receipts on why exactly ‘white disadvantage’ is a myth, before closing out with a double dose of C-CRETS on how to personally help dispel the white disadvantage myth, and what companies can do to create more equitable environments in the workplace. Because being on code also means fighting against dangerous narratives.
This week on C-CRETS
[5:17] Being on code against dangerous narratives
[9:18] Deon Saunders is trying to win
[13:54] Shutting it down
[ 17:45] Affirmative Action in college admissions
[21:00] Protecting the advantage and mitigating the guilt
[ 30:54 ] Receipts on how white disadvantage is a myth
[38:00] 3 C-CRETS on how to help dispel the white disadvantage myth
[41:32] 4 C-CRETS on what companies can do to create more equitable environments in the workplace
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