0
Privileged by Kyle Korber Wow
joel lesko
April 8, 2019

I know that, as a white man, I have to hold my fellow white men accountable. We all have to hold each other accountable.

Powerful article written by NBA basketball player, Kyle Korber.
Read this now - here.

I’m trying to ask myself what I should actually do. How can I — as a white man, part of this systemic problem — become part of the solution when it comes to racism in my workplace? In my community? In this country?

These are the questions that I’ve been asking myself lately.

And I don’t think I have all the answers yet — but here are the ones that are starting to ring the most true:

I have to continue to educate myself on the history of racism in America.
I have to listen. I’ll say it again, because it’s that important. I have to listen.

I have to support leaders who see racial justice as fundamental — as something that’s at the heart of nearly every major issue in our country today. And I have to support policies that do the same.

I have to do my best to recognize when to get out of the way — in order to amplify the voices of marginalized groups that so often get lost.

But maybe more than anything?

I know that, as a white man, I have to hold my fellow white men accountable.

We all have to hold each other accountable.

And we all have to be accountable — period. Not just for our own actions, but also for the ways that our inaction can create a “safe” space for toxic behavior.

And I think the standard that we have to hold ourselves to, in this crucial moment….. it’s higher than it’s ever been. We have to be active. We have to be actively supporting the causes of those who’ve been marginalized — precisely because they’ve been marginalized.

More from our blog...

May 28, 2020

Making a company truly inclusive

The cofounder and CTO of Drift believes that too often, companies approach diversity and inclusion like dental hygiene. Without proper care and attention, small problems become bigger, more painful ones. SunShower agrees!
Read More
May 26, 2020

Our Culture has accepted two huge lies

“Our Culture has accepted two huge lies: The first is that if you disagree with someone’s lifestyle, you must fear or hate them. The second is that to love someone means you agree with everything they believe, say or do. Both are NONSENSE. You don’t have to compromise convictions to be compassionate.” Dave Chappelle
Read More
May 21, 2020

FIVE KINDS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BIAS THAT COULD BE RUINING YOUR REMOTE MEETINGS

Leaders should keep a close eye on the subtle ways that they—or their employees—might be introducing biases to the way they approach remote calls.
Read More
May 11, 2020

How to Be an Inclusive Leader Through a Crisis

Organizations are much more likely to be innovative in the face of this crisis if they seek input from a diverse group of employees who approach problems from a variety of perspectives. And at the same time, employees from historically underrepresented groups may feel less safe about speaking up.
Read More
May 11, 2020

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times

The Importance of Diversity and Inclusion During Uncertain Times and what leaders should do about it.
Read More
April 3, 2020

New Podcast: Dawn Frazier-Bohnert @LibertyMutual on the Inclusion in Action elearning course

Listen to the new Podcast about the new Inclusion in Action elearning course
Read More
January 16, 2020

How Liberty Mutual Approaches Inclusion

Whatever your aims, be they improving retention and engagement, up-skilling your employees, encouraging innovation, or improving inclusion; training your employees is a critical tool.
Read More
December 14, 2019

These are the workplace trends that give us hope

Are we finally creating a kinder, gentler workplace? We’ve certainly seen a number of positive signs over the past decade. A greater emphasis on culture, for instance, has set the stage for higher job satisfaction.
Read More