Instead of writing this week, I'd like to share Shenequa Golding's Medium post: Maintaining Professionalism In The Age of Black Death Is….A Lot.
Here's an excerpt:
“…black people in America are running on fumes…We’re biting our tongues, swallowing our rage and fighting back tears to remain professional because expressing that hurt caused by witnessing black death is considered more unprofessional, than black men and women actually being killed.”
In order for white professionals to have anything close to a trusting relationship with black colleagues, customers, vendors, etc., we must demonstrate emotional intimacy. You can read the full article here.