Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs


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Politics, Culture & Society Brownbag: Victor Ray (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

Monday, February 11, 2019, 12:00PM - 1:30PM
Location:  8108 Sewell Social Sciences
"A Theory of Racialized Organizations". Organizational theory scholars typically see organizations as race-neutral bureaucratic structures, while race and ethnicity scholars have largely neglected the role of organizations in the social construction of race. The theory developed in this article bridges these subfields, arguing that organizations are racial structures—cognitive schemas connecting organizational rules to social and material resources. To read the rest of the abstract, please click the link.