Language impacts people and workplaces every day. Language can make people feel like they belong, or be used to discriminate and advance divisiveness and inequity. Simply put, language matters.

This playbook — for current and future business leaders — outlines how anti-Black racism manifests in language and lays out  good practices for individuals and organizations to use language in ways that advance racial equity and inclusion.


Interested in going deeper? The “Deeper Dive” addendum (HERE) is for those interested in learning more about the intersections of language, power, race, and anti-Black racism; and for those seeking more nuanced understandings of challenges and opportunities to advance language for racial equity and inclusion.