Silence is NOT an option – 9/15/20 (9/16/2020)

1) This is What Systemic Racism Looks Like

100 people write laws in the Senate. Only 9 are Asian, Black or Hispanic. In the Senate, the 10 freshmen elected in 2018 were all white. There have been only 29 senators of color in history, according to data collected by the Senate. Tim Scott is the first African-American since Reconstruction to represent a Southern state in the Senate.  Click here for an eye popping visual on what the most powerful people in America look like.

2) The Great Fire

Once a people become a “calamity,” all means of dealing with them are acceptable. I have not yet watched George Floyd’s murder in its entirety, but I have seen enough of the genre to know the belief in black people as disaster, as calamity, as a Great Fire upon the city, has not yet waned.  Read more by Ta-Nehisi Coates

3) How to Begin Talking About Race in the Workplace

To eradicate systemic racism, it is important for managers to empower employees and provide them with resources for having productive conversations about race.  Read more…

4) Are You Ready to Take the 21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge?

If you accept, every morning you will be asked to commit to bite-sized micro-actions that will help you make racial equity a habit.  Click here to sign-up!

5) Resources for Coping with Race Related Trauma: