“You put me on this trial because you wanted a black face, but the truth is you never wanted a black voice.” Sterling K Darden as Chris Darden in the TV series The People vs. O.J. Episode 4
Wow. Intense. Honest. True?
We see within America all the buzz words of: diversity, inclusion, race, ethnicity, and underrepresented being thrown around left and right when it comes to hiring, recruiting, retention, and work environment. Everyone wants the diverse and inclusion employees…. But are you prepared for the black voice that comes with the black face? Are you prepared for the dreads, the Afros, the braids, the Afrocentric clothes, the rap music, the hoodies, the timberlands, the loud and confident voice, and the honesty? Are you prepared for the displeased, the upset, the questions, the impatience, and the concerns?
With the black face come all that was mentioned and more. The time of wanting the face and not the voice is coming to an end....