Practical Intersectionality is an attempt at trying to squeeze a 1 hour presentation into 5 minutes.
Practical Intersectionality PDF slides at https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.19518001
Accessible slides at https://www.practicaldiversity.org/accessible/2022-04_Practical_Intersectionality/
Both have an appendix of slides explaining the 43 practical tips from “Improving Diversity and Inclusion in Senior Leadership“.
Systems are biased to the right so the car in the picture drifts if we keep the steering wheel neutral. We have to turn the steering wheel to the left to stay in our lane to avoid an accident.
A lack of opportunities due to systemic discrimination over time reduces employability. Which is why staying neutral, ie. trying to “remove bias”, will not change anything.
This is why the key is to give people from marginalised groups more opportunities to make up for the ones they have lost.
There are 13 practical things you can do as an individual, including: Centre people who are marginalised in your social media and use your privilege to give others opportunities.
There are 30 practical things you can do as an organisation, including: Redefine merit by increasing the emphasis on ability and potential while de-emphasising experience, as experience can be correlated with opportunity, not ability.
You can see more in the appendix.