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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Some people believe that African American women are doubly oppressed in the workplace, challenged by sexism because they’re female and by racism because they’re black. However, that bleak assessment does not tell the complete story, says Katherine Phillips, PhD ’99, visiting scholar in organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business [...]

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STANFORD UNIVERSITY — Along with the excitement and anticipation that come with heading off to college, freshmen often find questions of belonging lurking in the background: Am I going to make friends? Are people going to respect me? Will I fit in? Those concerns are trickier for black students and others who are often stereotyped [...]

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New research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business finds that one benefit of knowing you’re in the minority is a clearer sense of self. Business organizations, which have been shown to improve their decision making through the presence of diverse ideas, may therefore want to think about more structured ways for encouraging naysayers to [...]

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