So necessary! Thanks for this essay! My experience tells me that sometimes civil lawsuits are necessary. What I've observed is the same studied ignorance--deciding NOT to see one's privilege--often undergirds the continued homogeneity in corporate settings.

I've tried to disseminate this study, by Dr. Brian Lowery (Standford) because it recommends to white people a pragmatic approach to dealing with their privilege: actively avoid denial of it.

https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/insights/why-whites-downplay-their-individual-racial-privileges

I also like Koritha Mitchell's essay on mediocrity, which spells it out: we see mediocrity at higher levels because white people, usually white men, don't have to perform at equal levels, generally speaking:

https://muse.jhu.edu/article/715439

Thanks again!

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