Angelica Leigh_Employee Perception of Racial Minority Leaders_Duke University's Fuqua School of Business
May 01, 2024

Professor Angelica Leigh found employees give lower ratings to racial minority leaders advocating for the same racial group as the leaders

When business leaders try to improve the welfare of employees in a minority group, they engage in what social scientists call 'allyship behavior.' But when leaders share the same racial identity with the group they are helping, they may be perceived as favoring their own group and as less effective leaders. This is according to new... read more