Welcome back! It’s Issue#6 and for the week that it was, then we at #HopeStreet know what to say, without equivocation.
“We utterly abhor racism in all its forms and oppose it wherever it raises its ugly, evil mug”.
There’s no slide into whataboutery here and no sitting on the fence. We are Anti-Racist!
The dreadful images of George Floyd’s death were a sad reminder of one of the biggest systemic problems of ours and too many lifetimes, not just in the US but across the globe. Our thoughts are with our valued black friends, sisters, mothers, fathers, brothers, colleagues and neighbours everywhere and we are sorry you are going through this pain. Again.
This is no D&I initiative nor retreat into corporate tokenism. This is our business as a society and there is no longer a place for neutrality. Let’s listen. Let’s learn. Let’s contribute. Let’s have uncomfortable conversations. In our teams, organisations & even our families. Show how people belong and how valued they are in being black as well as part of our shared identity.
So, with that in mind and more, thank you for your continued support. For those who’ve had this sent to them, then welcome to the #coalitionofthehopeful and if you haven’t done so already, then consider subscribing and sharing the newsletter with your wider network if you think it creates value.
‘Racial prejudice is an emotional commitment to ignorance.’ – Jane Elliott, featured in our education section below.