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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pamela Newkirk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pamela Newkirk, often where they are interviewed.

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10 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Pamela Newkirk. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Pamela Newkirk, often where they are interviewed.

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Pamela Newkirk: Confronting the Reality of Racism in Corporate America

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America was founded on principles of justice and equality. Yet, it has never lived up to these ideals in regards to how citizens of color are treated. The same can be said for many U.S. businesses, which, despite investing billions in ‘diversity and inclusion’ training programs, have also failed to truly diversify their workforces and leadership teams. Pamela Newkirk is an award-winning journalist, an NYU professor of journalism, and author of the critically-acclaimed book Diversity, Inc., which examines the efforts over the last 50 years to diversify the American workforce. She joins the podcast to talk about corporate America’s diversity problem, and why she believes we’re living in a “moment of reckoning” where we might be finally ready to confront the reality of racism and start fostering genuinely diverse workplaces.

Listen to this podcast to learn:
• A brief history of systemic racism in America, and why the nation is becoming “post-White,” which makes race more of an issue than ever

• Why the everyday decisions made in our racially homogeneous worlds perpetuate the system of racism and injustice and denies opportunity to non-white people

• Reasons why the most progressive industries like entertainment, academia, and fashion are the least diverse

• How, after a 2000 landmark class-action discrimination lawsuit against Coca Cola, the company embarked on one of the most successful diversity transformations ever seen in corporate America

• The delusion of the colorblind or post-race mindset that many progressives fell into after the election of Barack Obama

• The reasons why diversity programs and mandatory anti-bias training in companies often do more harm than good

• Why progress comes not from having more strategies for change, but rather the will to change
Jul 14 2020 · 30mins
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How the Diversity Industry Is Failing - Pamela Newkirk

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The following episode was recorded February 2020.

In an era when companies spend hundreds of millions of dollars on diversity and inclusion programs, the proportion of African Americans in tech, media, and business leadership roles is stagnating. In her new book, Diversity, Inc. The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business, award-winning journalist and New York University professor Pamela Newkirk describes the gap between the rhetoric and the reality where racial equity and inclusion are concerned. She calls us to go beyond lip service and radically reevaluate how we make organizations more diverse.  “Self-Love” by Joe Armon-Jones Featuring Obongjayar from his album, A Turn to Clear View, courtesy of Brownswood.

Guest:  Pamela Newkirk, Professor of journalism at New York University and author of Diversity, Inc.

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Jul 08 2020 · 29mins

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The Historical Failure of D&I (w/ Pamela Newkirk)

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Zach has the honor of sitting down to chat with award-winning journalist and author Pamela Newkirk to discuss the historical failure of diversity and inclusion. They talk a bit about her 2019 work "Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business," and Pamela explains how and why transparent metrics across the board are the first step to actively addressing any diversity problem. She also implores institutions that truly want to embrace diversity to just stop doing what they've been doing and lean into the successful models that can be readily replicated that already exist out there. Check the links in the show notes to find out more about Pamela's work!

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Jun 09 2020 · 52mins
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Episode 28: Diversity Inc. A Conversation with Pamela Newkirk

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“Diversity”—in particular, the lack of it—has become a buzzword in the past two decades, especially within the realms of education, entertainment, and corporate America. Companies and institutions alike are spending millions of dollars on programs to make their ranks more inclusive and reflective of ever-shifting demographics. Yet, as journalist and professor Pamela Newkirk (@ptnewkirk) argues, diversity remains “conspicuously lacking” in these contexts, both despite of and, in some ways, because of the efforts to confront it. On this episode, we speak with Professor Newkirk about her new book “Diversity, Inc: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business,” and the paradoxes, pitfalls and potential of business-driven approaches to rectifying social inequality.

Check out Pamela Newkirk's book here: https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/pamela-newkirk/diversity-inc/9781568588230/

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @ptnewkirk
Apr 21 2020 · 57mins

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Episode 10: Pamela Newkirk

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On this special episode of Gathering Ground, listen in on our first live-recorded episode: a conversation with Diversity, Inc. author Pamela Newkirk at Women and Children First Bookstore

Pamela and Mary discuss Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business and the need to explore nuance and data in the conversation of how we have and can continue to move forward in diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).

Diversity, Inc. addresses the progress of DEI in academia, corporate America, and Hollywood and puts the three worlds up against each other to examine how they all contribute to issues of systemic racism in the United States. Check out this special episode of “Gathering Ground” to hear Mary and Pamela's conversation about drilling down on the numbers and why doing this work is vital to our forward movement.

Following their chat, Pamela and Mary answer questions from their live audience . Don't miss this great interview!

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Dec 19 2019 · 1hr
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Pamela Newkirk Author of "Diversity, Inc"

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Dec 03 2019 · 28mins
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Pamela Newkirk on the failure of diversity initiatives and what we can do instead

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The author of "Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar Business" joined Jonathan for a live conversation at Politics & Prose about why diversity programs fail, the success stories, and what we can all do better.
Nov 19 2019 · 47mins
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Podcast Episode #38 – Pamela Newkirk

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In this week’s episode, we interview Pamela Newkirk, award-winning author of Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga (2015). Her latest book, published this year, is Diversity, Inc.: The Failed Promise of a Billion-Dollar BusinessThis interview was recorded in November 2019 in Washington, DC.

Nov 15 2019 · 21mins
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FREE SPEECH 45: Staying Media-Savvy in an Age of Distrust with Pamela Newkirk

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What does it mean to be media-savvy? What is the truth in a post-factual era -- and who defines it? How can we achieve basic media literacy in an age when telling lies has become a method to undermine our faith in facts? What constitutes productive criticism and healthy skepticism of the press and what is an unfounded attack? I spoke with Pamela Newkirk about ways of maintaining the right kind of skepticism toward the media in an age when the independent press is under constant attack. Pamela Newkirk is a widely published journalist and scholar who holds an appointment as Professor in the Department of Journalism at New York University. Most recently her award-winning book Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga examines how pernicious racial attitudes contributed to the 1906 exhibition of a young Congolese man in the Bronx Zoo monkey house.Her articles on media, race and African American art and culture have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Nation and Artnews.

Mar 14 2019 · 46mins
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Pamela Newkirk on the Life of Ota Benga

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Pamela Newkirk joins Bob Herbert's Op-Ed.TV to discuss her new book "Spectacle: The Astonishing Life of Ota Benga," which tells the true story of a young man from the Congo who was captured and placed on display at The Bronx Zoo in the early 20th century.
Jul 06 2015 · 26mins