We ask black and brown employees to bring their authentic selves to work, despite the fact that simply being their authentic selves gets them killed time and time again across the country.
✖️ Seeing employee's living spaces on Zoom is not enough.
✖️ Leading with heart and empathy is not enough.
✖️ Celebrating inclusion & belonging is not enough.
We can't call for authenticity when systemic racism and bias still exist in our communities and in our workplaces.
We have to prioritize diversity and equity before we can expect inclusion and belonging to fall into place and authenticity to be possible within our organizations.
We have to fight racism and bias right now.