Many of you know I have a day job and I run my website. I also do freelance digital strategy with my company GLANCE media (more coming). Anyway, as someone who’s been working since I was 14 years old, I’ve had my share of race-related incidents at the workplace.
So, for Black History Month, Young bosShe asked me to discuss race relations in the workplace. As someone who’s worked in Non-profit spaces, I’ve tread the timid waters of white people coming to the ‘hood to help poor people. The micro-aggressions and blatant refusal of service is always something that burns my biscuits.
Truthfully, I’ve heard and seen it all, but I still fight the good fight to help people understand that black people aren’t a monolith, black women aren’t always angry, and the ‘hood isn’t a place you visit just to get community service points. In addition, as I exist on the digital space, I’m not afraid to remind people that BLACK influencers get less visibility, engagement, and opportunities than our white colleagues.
I’ll stand to break those molds.