2020 marks a pivotal time in history for Black America. While at the mercy of Covid-19, Black people in America are, yet again, reminded of the other pandemic that has spanned over four centuries: racial inequality. The immensity of these traumatic events has left a collective burden on Black communities and has seeped into the crevices of our workplaces.
Cue the onslaught of social sentiment aimed at massaging the wound with a standalone #BlackLivesMatter post. The wrongful death of George Floyd at the hands of a broken system and corrupt public servant sent a widespread panic, pressure-testing the effectiveness and intentionality of diversity initiatives.