The nation has transformed. The calls for racial justice are loud and insistent and they are now being listened to. And yet, companies across the country are still behind when it comes to equity in the workplace.
For decades, we’ve heard variations on the same theme on how to increase inclusion and we have still not moved. If we want racial justice to matter inside and outside the workplace, if we want to be real allies for change, then we need a new approach. We need to stop following trends. We need to lead change. That's where this program enters.
Following the journey of a young black woman in the workplace, Michelle shares the challenges of being the first, the only, being ignored, overlooked and isolated in the workplace, and the various unconscious biases, microaggressions and stereotypical assumptions that exist in her world. She then explains the danger of saying, "I don't see race," and how privilege works to amplify inequity in the workplace.
She ends with a challenge to move forward on antiracism, from witnessing Black men and women being killed to taking action for change, and creating spaces where Black people are treated as human beings of equal value, dignity and worth - inside and outside the workplace. We conclude with the new rules of equity, allyship, and inclusion and how we can together build a new organization, and nation, centered on racial justice for all.