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A Necessary Conversation About Race with Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill and Rashida Geddes

A Necessary Conversation About Race with Nii Ato Bentsi-Enchill and Rashida Geddes

Topics CoveredRashida Geddes - Leadership & Career Coach to Millennial, Instagram, Twitter: @rashidageddesNii Ato Bentsi-Enchill - Holistic Career Coach for Professionals of, Twitter: @avenircareersEDI = Equity, Diversity & InclusionDEI = Diversity, Equity & InclusionOur goal with this episode was to model the types of discussions we can be having and shed some light on the issueOur first experiences with racismHow children learn racismRacism in popular cultureNot seeing diversity of thought is creating a voidThe importance of listening and hearing BIPOC voicesOur differences are our strengthsThe impact of silencing voices is erasure and minimizationExamples of this impact in the corporate worldHow diversity of perspective increases innovationHow systemic racism impacts the professional worldOrganizational blind spotsTokenism in education and the workplaceWe have to understand the symptoms of racism in order to diagnose the problemThe importance of educating ourselves and having uncomfortable conversations to impart changeRacism and the corporate talent pipelineBlocks for people of colour in career advancementBeing aware of our individual bias -"Describe what you bring to the table" Cartoon importance of having these conversations with family and friends - "Use your influence in your sphere of influence"White privilege explained and why you need to be anti-racistThe empathy gapResources for continued learningThe Royal Ontario Museum Storytime - Hashtags to follow: #blackoutbestsellerlist #voguechallenge #microagressions #whiteprivilegeAccounts to follow: Emanuel Acho @themanacho - Uncomfortable conversations with a Black Man, @theconsciouskid @laylafsaad @ ibramxkBooksCareer Boosting Books by Black AuthorsThe Skin We’re In - Desmond ColeThe Memo: What Women of Colour Need to Know to Secure a Seat at the Table - Minda HartsHow to be An Antiracist - Ibram X. KendiOvercoming our Racism: The Journey to Liberation - Derald Wing SueTears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America - Michael Eric DysonWhite Fragility - Robin DiangeloWhite Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son - Tim WiseDocumentary13th (Netflix)WebsitesEmail list: Guide to Ally-ship: 

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