March 08, 2023

2:00 p.m. ET

This event is for invited researchers only.

Scholar presenter:

Lumumba Seegars, Harvard University

Seed generators:

Sandra Cha, Brandeis University

Laura Morgan Roberts, University of Virginia


Challenging racial subordination in the workplace: Counter-racialization among Black and Asian employees

Talk description:

This paper explores when and how employees of color use different strategies to contest racial subordination in the workplace. Specifically, based on interviews with 54 Black and Asian employees in a Silicon Valley technology company, we examine how the (re)construction of their individual and collective racial identities shapes the politicization of these identities in the workplace and how they chose to contest racial hierarchy and inequality.

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