These are difficult times. We are experiencing both the COVID-19 pandemic and social unrest which includes the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Our responsibilities as Business Professionals and those in Human Resources, is not just to our loved ones, family, and friends, but to our employees too.
It would be irresponsible to not recognize that there are many divides in our diverse country. Racism has denied many blacks, as well as other marginalized underrepresented minorities, the security, self-worth, and well-being for most of their entire lives.
Recently, racist events towards the black community remind us that we have to strive to work harder to include all perspectives, reflect on our experiences, and embrace an atmosphere that is inclusive, diverse, and equitable with a sense of belonging.
This can only happen if we start and continue having these difficult conversations surrounding race & racism.
As Colin Kaepernick courageously expressed himself, we must kneel in solidarity with the black community to advance the cause of racial justice so that we can cultivate and create a society that confirms inclusion and respect for all.
We ask everyone, especially our white friends, to expand their knowledge and educate themselves surrounding systemic racism in this country. The work will be challenging and difficult but we can and must do this together.
An open mind with an open heart and a willingness to learn will only create better organizations and equitable workplaces. We are devoted to fighting injustice and inequality by providing best practices, the necessary resources and tools, and training to navigate these tough but necessary conversations to incorporate an inclusive environment.
We at AllThingzAP highly believe that you should Always Be Your Authentic Self.