Combating Religiously Influenced Racism in Organizations


In this case, the author examines how religious attitudes can be linked to discrimination and provides recommendations on how to combat racism in organizations. The text reveals how religious attitudes related to racism can impact organizational attitudes and corporate practices. A case study from AT&T illustrates the actions leaders can take to foster diversity and inclusiveness in organizations. AT&T’s strategies incorporate education, planning, dialogue, communication, and evaluation. This case includes ideas for implementing the steps and building employee engagement.

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