Has your business declared that “Black Lives Matter?” Perhaps you issued well-written statements that racism has no place in your company or our society. Maybe you posted a black box in place of your logo on Facebook. But what have you done since? What have you done to dismantle systemic racism within your company?
Almost as soon as big companies were publicly voicing their support for the current social justice movement, they were taken to task and their records examined. They’d uttered these or similar words before, but still they employed or did business with too few Blacks.
If you don’t want your words to ring hollow and seem performative, you need to follow them up with action. Here are some examples of actions your small business can take to show that you support Black lives.
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