Thursday, June 25, 2020

How To Move From Non-Racist to Anti-Racist. June 2020

If corporations want to move beyond lip service on diversity initiatives, they need to make real and tangible commitments to anti-racism. Here's how.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers


How To Move From Non-Racist
to Anti-Racist

by Alexandria Love

As a result of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other black Americans at the hands of white supremacists and law enforcement, America is experiencing a revolution. The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement into the mainstream has started a conversation in which we can deconstruct many of the systems that oppress black Americans. White Americans are facing their privilege, talking about ways they have benefited from black suffering, and expressing hope that things will change. But, as my father often says, "Hope and a buck twenty-five'll get you a candy bar."

The conversation about racial oppression and white privilege is the first step in a long journey to create a world that works for all. The next step is to make sure that those conversations are honest.

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