Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
This presentation examines colorism in the workplace. Through application of the social identity theory, this session will explore the in-group/out-group dynamic, group think and unpack the psychic prison of colorism. Experiences of colorism can be detrimental to the psychological, emotional, physical and social well-being (PEPS) of those who are traumatized by acts of colorism. When organizational members experience colorism in the workplace, the impact can result in PEPS Syndrome (Culbreth, 2014). PEPS Syndrome impacts the total person, their overall well-being and can lead to poor performance, absenteeism, coping issues, negative thought-processes, lack of motivation, isolation, exclusion, work related stress, self-doubt, etc., etc., etc.
Topics will include Title VII and the EEOC, the inclusion of colorism in DEI training, inclusive and exclusive work environments, colorism litigation, performance, job duties, pay, power, and self-worth. The presentation will conclude by noting strategies beneficial to organizational leaders and other staff members with a primary focus on employee PEPS and overall well-being.
Deep Dive Discussion 2A: The Problem of the 21st Century is Still the Problem of the Color Line: A Deep Dive into Interracial Colorism Description Join Dr. Culbreth for a deep dive into interracial colorism in the 21st century. This session will focus on how interracial colorism is the catalyst driving the great divide in America.