Diversity Beyond the Checkbox

Inclusive Hiring and the Fallacy of the Binary Race Narrative, with Pendo's Jessica Jolley

Podcasts Nov 16, 2021

Growing up in rural North Carolina, people would always ask Jess Jolley, "What are you?" or "What are you mixed with?" In the South, you were either White, Black, or other, and as a light-skinned Black person, that wasn't always easy. And as Jess would discover by looking into historical records, race is not a binary construct.


Jackie Ferguson

Jackie (she/her) is a Certified Diversity Executive and vice president of Content and Programming for The Diversity Movement. She wrote the best-seller The Inclusive Language Handbook.