Recent events, particularly the murder of George Floyd, have brought to light problem of racism in our society. The Black Lives Matter movement has gained momentum and already lead to important changes. However, we have a long way to go. And just as racism exists in the world at large, it also exists in the workforce. Employers, teachers, colleagues, and clients can exhibit overt and covert racist behaviors. These behaviors inhibit growth of Black students and professionals.
As someone with an online platform, I wanted to recognize Black Lives Matter in a sensitive, yet effective manner. With the goal of raising awareness and providing support, I’ve compiled a list of resources for anyone seeking help or wanting to learn. Whether you want to donate to Black business owners or want to combat racism in your workplace, these resources will give you a place to start. Although you may not be out protesting, you can still create change in your workplace, your school, your home or even within yourself.
Resources For Employers and HR Professionals:
How Employers Can Support the Black Lives Matter Movement
How Organizations Can Support the Mental Health of Black Employees
6 Steps to Building a Better Workplace for Black Employees
The Support You Need to Give Your Black Employees Today
Top 3 Ways to Reduce Racism in the Workplace
4 Ways You Can Tackle Racial Discrimination in Your Workplace
Resources For Black Professionals, Students and Business Owners:
13 Organizations that Support Black Entrepreneurs
Minority Business Development Agency
Resources For Everyone:
Center for Racial Justice in Education
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
So You Want to Talk About Race
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