What conditions enable senior, white women to show up as anti-racist in their organisations?

Authors

  • Carolyn Parker

Keywords:

Antiracism, Action Research, Race, Cooperative Inquiry

Abstract

This study seeks to explore the conditions that enable senior, white women to show up as antiracist in their organisations by utilising an Action Research methodology, specifically Cooperative Inquiry.

Over the course of four inquiry cycles the author and her co-inquirers, five other senior, white women from different organisations, explored the inquiry question “What conditions enable senior, white women to show up as antiracist in their organisations?” in conversation and via shared journaling, reflecting on the actions that they were able to take and the conditions that enabled those actions or hindered them. In collaboration, we identified five conditions, namely:

  • Knowledge and confidence
  • Having a platform
  • Organisational context
  • Living with discomfort and personal risk appetite
  • Reflective space and support

 

This paper concludes with a discussion of the practical implications and recommendations derived from the research.

Published

2023-10-31

How to Cite

Parker, C. (2023). What conditions enable senior, white women to show up as anti-racist in their organisations?. Action Learning and Action Research Journal, 29(1), 29–54. Retrieved from https://alarj.alarassociation.org/index.php/alarj/article/view/371