Black History Month takes place in February to celebrate the history, culture, achievements and resilience of the Black community in the United States. The month of reflection and celebration recognizes the contributions the African American community has made to U.S. history, despite the racism, violence and other systemic obstacles Black people have had to overcome since the country was founded. 2020 may have been a watershed year in the fight for racial justice in the U.S., but the fight for civil rights has been going on for decades. This Meeting in a Box is designed to be a valuable tool which you can share with your staff to enhance your team’s cultural competence skills and celebrate the contributions Black Americans have made to the U.S. as well as the entire world.
Click HERE to download a PDF version of the Black History Month Meeting in a Box, our diversity-management professional development and educational tool available only to Benchmarking customers and DiversityInc Best Practices subscribers.
The Legacy of Black History Month
The monthlong celebration of Black history has a history of its own.
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Timeline: Black History Through the Years
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DiversityInc’s Facts & Figures
Available demographic, economic, employment and education data helps us understand why achieving equality for Black people is not only right and just, but also has profound business and cultural benefits. Interpreting these numbers can offer insight on the work we can do to address issues Black communities face. Here, we also include DiversityInc’s exclusive data on Black leadership and employment in our Top 50.
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Allyship: What Black Employees Want Their Employers to Know
2020 was a year of racial reckoning, especially in the corporate space. Many powerful, wealthy organizations were called out for marginalizing Black communities and employees — and called in to improve their diversity, inclusion and corporate social responsibility practices.
In the wake of this past summer’s protests against police brutality and systemic racism, Black DiversityInc employees anonymously offered their feedback on what they want businesses and allies to know about the ways racism and injustice impacted them and how organizations can support Black employees.
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How to Sustain Your Company’s Allyship to the Black Community
As DiversityInc CEO Carolynn Johnson often says, the goal of diversity and inclusion work is to create irreversible systemic change resulting in equity for historically marginalized groups. Although events like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor’s murders or the recent violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol may spark increased awareness, organizations and individuals should always be supporting the fight against racial injustice — whether or not it makes the headlines.
Here are some ways your organization can sustain its allyship to create lasting, systemic change.
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Anti-Racist Reading List
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