As protesters assemble across the world, it is evident that returning to business as usual is not a possibility. At rallies in communities throughout America, people are learning how to give agency, language, and voice to the frustrations long felt about the injustices and inequities plaguing communities. Companies who also do not normally address racism in public forums have spoken out to condemn racism and injustice. People are openly calling out racism and inequities in their places of work with hopes of holding their leaders accountable.
While companies and organizations are struggling to navigate this very sensitive issue, consumers and employees are looking for swift action and strong commitments to change. Consumers, donors, and talent are looking for organizations who support the fair and equal treatment of communities across the globe. Having a clear stance on racial equity is good for business and growth. The pursuit of racial equity for your organization will be one of the most important matters you will face in this coming decade.
Are you prepared?
Take moment to answer the questions below with a simple 'yes' or a 'no'.
If you answer 'no' to any of the questions you should probably contact us for a racial equity audit.
Who You Are
Do the demographics (age, race, cultural backgrounds) of your organization’s staff, align with your clientele’s demographics?
Do the demographics (age, race, cultural backgrounds) of your organization’s board of directors, align with your clientele’s demographics?
What You Do
Does your organization have a process in place that allows staff or clientele to report racism or discrimination?
Does a new project, program, or initiative have multiple stages of evaluation and incorporate staff or client voices?
Are there contingency plans in place to diffuse and address any racially charged interactions that may occur internally or externally?
What You Know
Do you know the demographics (age, race, cultural backgrounds) of your clientele or the communities you serve?
Do you understand how your leadership or decision makers view racism or racial inequities?
Do you understand how your clientele or the communities you serve face racism or racial inequities?
How You Care
Has your organization made any public statements about racism? Anti-racism?
Has your organization participated in any forms of anti-racism learning or training?
Does your organization have policies that address racial inequity? Or promote racial equity?