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.
How To Move From Non-Racist
to Anti-Racist by
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.