Leadership and Race

How to Develop and Support Leadership that Contributes to Racial Justice

Posted August 1, 2010
By Leadership Learning Community
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Institutional racism means that the power and privilege structure in the United States remains intact. For true opportunity to be available for all, a racial lens must be applied to current leadership development. That conversation starts with a more inclusive and networked racial justice model of leadership thinking outlined in this report.

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Leadership development strategies aimed at racial justice won't undo structural racism, but they can provide more opportunities for those without high-level access due to institutionalized power and privilege.

It is still true that life chances and opportunities are heavily racialized—that is, determined by one’s race or ethnicity. Even in 2010, black and Latino mortgage applicants were 60% more likely than whites to be turned down for loans.