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Managing Diversity, Managing Blackness?

An Intersectional Critique of Diversity Management Practices

COURTNEY L. MCCLUNEY and VERÓNICA CARIDAD RABELO

Over fifty years have passed since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of race. Although this formal legislation helped to increase racial diversity in the workplace (Tomaskovic-Devey et al., 2006), particularly for Black people, less progress has been made with respect to inclusion, or the extent to which Black employees gain access to social capital and networks, influence decision making, and feel that they belong (Mor Barak & Cherin, 1998; Roberson, 2006). Furthermore, Black employees face continued struggles to be hired, retained, promoted, ...

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