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Structural racism has conditioned us to accept that including people of color in majority-white workplaces, especially Black
people, equates to lowering the bar. Not only is this framing incorrect, it is dangerously divisive. Still, it remains pervasive. Too often in my work helping organizations strategize on diversity, inclusion and equity goals I