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Diversity efforts have become formulaic over the years. Where is leadership missing the mark?

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Over three weeks ago, when we watched George Floyd with a knee on his neck, the video should have been shocking, appalling, angering, and many other adjectives to everyone, myself included. But yet, when countless white friends reached out to me to ask how I was feeling, my answer was simply, “I’m fine.”

Today is no different than any other day; I went to sleep Black, I woke up Black, and the day that George Floyd was killed was no different to me than last Tuesday or every other Friday. The difference is that my friends, and people around the world, finally noticed.

Nothing has changed—at least yet. And whether I put a period after “Nothing has changed” is up to us and the actions we take in the future.

Therefore, whether your company decides to do anything differently is up to you. And writing a statement that you stand with the Black community is not a concrete action—unless there is both commitment, strategy, and accountability.

Just yesterday, I was asked by a recruiter if I could provide her with referrals from my network because she is seeing that many of her........

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