This picture is George Floyd as a little boy with his mother.
George Floyd was killed last Monday at the hands of a Minneapolis policeman.
George's last words were to his mother, "Momma! I'm through."
A few thousand miles away in NYC, Amy Cooper called the police on Christian Cooper, an Ivy-educated bird watcher who asked her to put her dog on a leash. She proceeded to call the police, telling them that a black man was threatening her in Central Park.
As we speak of diversity, inclusion, and belongingness at work, we must first start at home. How are we behaving as parents and neighbors and as citizens? It is important to be aware of our own privileges. To quote Dr. Robin DiAngelo a leading anti-racist educator, "If I cannot tell you what it means to be white, I cannot understand what it means not to be white. I will be unable to bear witness to, much less affirm, an alternate racial experience."
Down below, please share your thoughts, requests, and resources to support diversity, inclusion, & belongingness, at work, and at home.