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Valerie Batts, Ph.D.

Valerie Batts, Ph.D.

Valerie Batts, Ph.D., is Executive Director and Co-founder of VISIONS, Inc. She leads the consultation and training components of the company. Author of Modern Racism: New Melody for the Same Old Tune, and Is Reconciliation Possible: Lessons from Combating Modern Racism, Dr. Batts has written extensively on modern racism and multicultural organizational change strategies. She is the originator of the VISIONS training model and experiential workshops.

Articles by: Valerie Batts, Ph.D.

Is Reconciliation Possible? Lessons From Combating “Modern Racism”

In this newly revised article, Dr. Valerie Batts offers personal reflections on and responses to the social history of oppression and racially-motivated violence in the United States, “Is Reconciliation Possible” examines, both in the U.S. and South Africa, the concept of covert and systemic “modern racism” and outlines a model for combating it to bring about community transformation and reconciliation….read more →