This is a painful time for our country and for us. During a time that has already been challenging for us on many levels, we are experiencing more painful challenges. On behalf of our PeopleResults team, we are lending our voices to the communal conversations underway.
In recent weeks, the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd have gained national attention and sparked nationwide protests. These individuals lost their lives while engaging in normal activities many of us take for granted – jogging in our neighborhood, sleeping at home, or shopping in a store.
We recognize many people have lived this, and some have been part of the conversation for a very long time. Others are entering the conversation in a new or different way now. These events weigh heavily on us… as with so many of our clients, colleagues and friends. Particularly now, all who are members of, or who have loved ones within the black community, are hurting so deeply…yet again.
We are taking steps to educate ourselves, to listen and to learn, so we’re better prepared to act and to speak out going forward. Resources are plentiful, but here’s what we’re learning the most from right now:
What We’re Reading:
- Be the Bridge by Latasha Morrison
- White Fragility; Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, by Robin DiAngelo
- The Myth of Equality: Uncovering the Roots of Injustice and Privilege by Ken Wytsma
What We’re Listening To:
- Brene Brown’s Podcast with Ibram X. Kendi on Unlocking Us
- The Breakdown with Shaun King
- Historical perspectives examining the history of slavery from 1619
At PeopleResults, we have always believed we are all better and stronger by including and engaging all individuals within our workplace and communities.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr
By Sheri Browning and Betsy Winkler, Partners at PeopleResults