The question that is sure to come up when talking about an event is, “Who all gone be there?” While it’s typically asked in jest, it’s usually posed to determine if a person would want to attend the event or how long they should stay there. For the people at asset management firm BlackRock Inc., the answer to that question would not include a majority of Black and brown people. Bloomberg reported that Black and Latinx leaders are quitting rapidly, despite “meeting diversity goals.”
Apr 28, 2023
Being a Black person working in white corporate spaces means even when you secure a seat at the table, sometimes people won’t believe it. According to Insider, a Black Google employee has revealed that he was stopped and questioned by security at his job after being reported as a suspicious person by someone at the company. Angel Onuoha is an associate product manager for Google and took to Twitter to share details of the incident. “Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee,” wrote Onuoha on the social media platform. “Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge.” Riding my bike around Google’s campus and somebody called security on me because they didn’t believe I was an employee. Had to get escorted by two security guards to verify my ID badge 🤦🏾♂️ — Angel Onuoha (@angelonuoha7) September 20, 2021 He also shared that the security took his ID badge away from him just two days following...
Sep 27, 2021