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Analyzing how unexamined cultural patterns influence an organization's culture, this book provides conceptual models and ideas about how to build practical approaches to organizational interventions. The contributors focus on the broad issues such as how organizational leaders shape and influence the agenda surrounding culture; cover institutional and organizational issues in corporate, educational, mental health, and service organizations; and discuss various organizational intervention strategies and approaches.

“Whiting Out” Social Justice
“Whiting out” social justice

The problem of the 20th century is the problem of the color line.

—W. E. B. DuBois (The Souls of Black, Folk, 1990)

We all remember W. E. B. DuBois worrying that the color line was the defining feature of the twentieth century. We may all too easily predict that DuBois was a two-century prophet. These are, indeed, troubling times for racial equity, affirmative action, institutional “diversity,” and social justice, especially in schools. The Right has declared a broad-based assault while the once solid “middle” has shifted—been bumped and acquiesced—dramatically toward conservatism. Prime indicators include the perverse maldistribution of social resources, violent cuts in public sector programs, attacks on affirmative action, and educational retreats from policies and practices of racial, ...

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