On October 17, HarperCollins Publishers released Adia Harvey Wingfield's new book, Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do to Fix It.
In it, the professor of sociology and co-director of WashU's Program in Public Scholarship draws on a decade's worth of interviews with more than 200 Black workers, sharing stories of how workplace discrimination impacted the arc of their careers. Rather than just describing the problem, Wingfield's book also drives toward a set of practical strategies for managers and employees to improve their workplace environment.
Wingfield has embarked on a press tour surrounding the book's release, including a pair of upcoming appearances in the St. Louis area:
- Wingfield went on KCUR 89.3 – Kansas City's NPR affiliate – to discuss the book on the Up To Date radio show.
- Wingfield also discussed the book at length on the Marketplace Morning Report podcast.
- Writing for The Conversation, Wingfield summarized the book's aims and shared some of the individual stories that she had collected for it.
- TIME has published an excerpt from the book.
- On Monday, October 23, Wingfield will appear at Left Bank Books for a presentation and book signing.
- Wingfield will also discuss the book on Monday, November 27 at The J, presented by St. Louis County Library.
Gray Areas is currently available from all major booksellers.