How multiculturalism in organisations can hide racial discrimination | The Oxford Review - OR Briefings

How multiculturalism in organisations can hide racial discrimination

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Keywords: Racial discrimination, diversity, diversity policy, multiculturalism, colour blindness

Whilst there is a plethora of research which shows that multicultural approaches to diversity tend to reduce prejudice and increase positive multicultural relationships, a new study has found today that there is a potential negative side effect of the multicultural organisation.

Researchers from the Columbia Business School at Columbia University in New York wanted to know whether organisational diversity policies, procedures and structures could end up concealing racial discrimination in the workplace.

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