The Burden of Bias

in the Bay State:

The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts

This report offers findings from the subset of 2019 respondents who work in Massachusetts. It builds upon the findings of the main 2019 report, as well as the 2016 Massachusetts brief. This report explores how the burden of implementing DEI initiatives in historically white-dominated organizations continues to fall to people of color, despite some progress in confronting white privilege and diversifying leadership in the local sector.

Key Findings

Featured Data

Respondents working in people of color-led nonprofits

were more likely to report positive workplace experiences than those working in White-run organizations.

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Douglas, Jen (2020). The Burden of Bias in the Bay State: The Nonprofit Racial Leadership Gap in Massachusetts.