You may have noticed your employees of color, especially your Black employees, have been a bit different this week. In addition to being the racial group most impacted by COVID-19 in the U.S., Black people are feeling the emotional toll of the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, on May 25. This latest in a growing number of Black men and women injured or killed by law enforcement officers brought race relations in this country front and center as protesters fill the streets to express their frustrations with racial injustice and police brutality. advertisement advertisement As conversations turn to focus on the systemic oppression of Black people, workplace talks, even those held in our remote-working environments, have taken on a layer of tension and discomfort. In my work as an inclusion and diversity strategist, one of the main questions leaders are asking at this complex time is “What do I say?” or “How should I speak to my Black employees right now?” Here are some tips to help white leaders manage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) in light of current events. Practice mindfulness Mindfulness, in this context, means you are aware of the current climate… Read full this story
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