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Don’t Let Racism Get You Down at Work

Under President Obama, many of us thought we had racism beat. Or, at least we thought it was controlled to a small group of outliers, but that’s just not the case. As evidenced by the recent events in Charlottesville last week, many people still ascribe to racist rhetoric and policies. Racism is still rampant.

And, it’s not just in the U.S. It’s a pandemic. It’s in our homes, on our streets, and in our workplaces–from mom and pop shops to corporate powerhouses.

One of the ways to deal with racism is to educate others. Yes, people might not mean to be racist, but they haven’t learned to think and act sensitively. This doesn’t give them a pass. Instead, they need a lesson.

To read 3 ways to address racism at work, click here.

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Melissa Lamson

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Melissa Lamson, Founder and President of Lamson Consulting, is an author, consultant, and speaker who accelerates the business expansion goals of today’s most successful companies by developing global mindset, refining leadership skills, and bridging cross cultural communication. More About Melissa Lamson