Racial Equity and Equality

  1. Race must become a strategic priority in business.
  2. “Iron Sharpens Iron, so one man Sharpens another.”
  3. Make it culturally acceptable to support blacks and those on the margins.
  4. Goals is to help executive teams understand and learn.
  5. Must state an authentic position with a plan on race.
  6. We all have different starting places and need to meet people where they are at.
  7. Work/Life Balance. All of it is Life.
  8. “The challenges and issues endured by others, are the challenges and issues that must be faced by all” (MLK)
  9. If you are tired of hearing about Racism, imagine how tired people are of experiencing it.
  10. Despite decades of hard-won civil rights victories, the wage gap for Black men is now back to where it was in the 1950s, writes David Leonhardt of The New York Times. Citing recent academic data, economists found that Black men now earn 51 cents for every dollar earned by White men after factoring in Black men who are not working or incarcerated. Researchers say the wage gap did decrease, particularly in the 1960s, but widened again in the 1980s as Black men began to be disproportionately incarcerated.
  11. According to a CNBC survey, 61% of Americans say racial inequality at work needs to be addressed.
  12. 55% of White people say they believe discrimination against White people exists, but a much smaller group have said they actually experience it.
  13. White people raised in Western society are conditioned into a White worldview because it is the bedrock of our society and its institutions.
  14. The socializing power of White supremacy cannot be avoided, and the messages circulate 24/7 and have nothing to do with intentions. awareness, or agreement.
  15. The perspective of housing integration is interesting. Blacks feel integration is 40-50% of each race living in the area. Whites feel 10% Black integration means they should move to another area as property values will decline.
  16. Racial Zoning and Redlining had a big impact on living conditions for Blacks and their ability to build wealth and live in neighborhoods that led to good education and ultimately white collar jobs.
  17. Many Black World War II veterans did not apply for government-guaranteed mortgages for suburban purchases because they knew that the Veterans Administration would reject them on account of their race, so applications were pointless. Those veterans then did no gain wealth from home equity appreciation as did white veterans’ descendants. with less inherited wealth, Blacks today are generally less able than their White peers to afford to attend good colleges and buy their own homes.
  18. Racial Inequality leads to more chronic illness and a decreased life span. Blacks tend to live 10-15 years less than Whites.