Critical Race Theory and The Workplace | IEAPodcast

IEA Head of Media, Emily Carver, was joined by Chief Operating Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs, Andy Mayer, to discuss critical race theory and whether it should become an integrated part of the workplace and HR practice. The episode looks at why critical race theory is itself racist, as it presumes a group of people with a certain skin colour are inherently racist and hold power and privilege over fellow workers of different skin colour. Andy argued this can cause division and mistrust in the workplace and is bad HR practice. Andy talked about how the IEA has decided to ignore critical race theory in its own HR strategy to protect staff against racism. The podcast focuses on Andy’s article for 1828, which you can read here.