The Language of Deficit

How biased framing hides systemic racism

Hello friends.

As I was scrolling LinkedIn a while back I came across an article citing a study by McKinsey. The headline said "it could take 100 years for Black people to catch up in corporate America, study finds" .

I was instantly annoyed.

Why? Because the subtext of that headline is that Black people are the problem and that's simply not true. Note that I am not dealing with the content of the study, simply by the way the results were framed.

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