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Being a Better Workplace Ally

 People can serve as allies for co-workers through simple actions that will have lasting, beneficial effects on those co-workers' careers and, in the process, will create an inclusive work environment.

Being an Ally to Your Black Colleagues
As I write this, we are in the midst of two interrelated public health crises that have magnified the disparities that Black Americans continue to experience in the U.S. More than 130,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus, and the mortality rate for Black Americans has been more than twice as high as that of other U.S. racial groups. Further, our collective witness to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, Elijah McClain and others has called attention to the fact that systemic racism against Black Americans is also a public health crisis. This is not news: We have long known that Black Americans don't have access to adequate educational, health, housing, political and economic opportunities at the same rates as other racial groups. And, quite simply, the psychological and physiological impact of racism on Black Americans is and has always been devastating.
How to Be a Better Ally to Your Black Colleagues
Harvard Business Review via SHRM | Jul 2020

Eight Ways You Can Support Racially Diverse Colleagues At Your Workplace
Forbes | Jul 2020

Being an Ally: What White Professionals Can Do to Support Black Colleagues
Life in Progress | Jul 2020

'Standing in the gap': One part of allyship that gets overlooked
Fast Company | Jun 2020

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How to Call Out Racial Injustice at Work
Harvard Business Review | Jul 2020

5 Ways to be an Effective Ally at Work When You're Working from Home Every Day
Well + Good | Jun 2020

5 ways to start being a better ally for your black coworkers
CNBC | Jun 2020

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3 Small Ways to Be a More Inclusive Colleague
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Workplace Allies Serve as Ambassadors for Change
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