But before I post that series I have to share the following:
For my Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPoC) readers here in the USA: I am so sorry for your pain. All of it. All the generations of it. You have my support.
For my white readers here in the USA: If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the protests, questioning why there is so much anger and/or unsure what to do:
1) Reach out to your BIPoC friends and let them know they have your support.
2) DO NOT ask your BIPoC friends to educate you on race issues here in the US. Take responsibility for your own education.
3) At the very least add some of the activists listed in the resources below to your social media feeds.
5) Talk to your white friends about the importance of being actively anti-racist. You will be scared at least some of the time. You will offend your racist white friends and family. Do it anyway. The USA’s future peace and prosperity depend on it.
Anti-Racism Resources for White People
65 Things White People Can Do For Racial Justice
5 Racist Anti-Racism Responses “Good” White Women Give To VIral Posts & The Only Kind Of Response That’s Acceptable.
For a perspective of what it’s like to be a black woman in America today check out my friend Cheryl Inokon’s post detailing exactly that.
If you are running a business and wish to make it diverse and inclusive and equitable, please contact my friend Stacy Parson. She has many years’ experience working with companies and executive leaders in this arena. and will guide you with exquisite skill.
For my readers outside the USA: The above resources will help frame the current unrest in a historical perspective and show how pervasive racism is across all US institutions and US society. This is not anything that we are typically taught in school outside (or inside) the US.
In the meantime, if you’re feeling unfocused, scared, have Zoom and Quarantine fatigue and/or are wondering what your next career step is book a free, no-obligation Elevation Strategy Session with me. We’ll make a plan for you to get calm and focused so you can feel in control, command respect and get to your next big success faster and with more ease.