If you are awarded a grammy, you are considered to be the best artist among your peers. The problem is, the Grammys is a white-dominated organization and while it has long "included" non-white people, specifically Black people in the music business, the industry continues to support, promote and reward music that is harmful to black people in general and black women and girls specifically.
Monday, January 18th 8:00PM Eastern/ 5:00PM Pacific
The Context of White Supremacy welcomes Karen Fleshman. A Diversity and Inclusion Strategist, Ms. Fleshman states that her mission “is to help individuals become more compassionate and empathetic with people of other races so we can work together to dismantle systemic racism.” Ms. Fleshman offers her expertise to companies who are concerned with the workplace “racial divides.” She also writes regularly at Huffington Post. Fleshman recently authored “Dear Black Folks: A Love Letter from a White Woman.” The letter says in part: “I hope that in 2016, more white people will sit down for a cup of coffee or meal with you, invite you into our homes and visit you in yours. I hope that white people will humbly ask for your feedback about what we could do better and that when we do, you are honest and don’t hold back.” She says this letter inspired a wealth of appreciative feedback from black people. We look forward to having a candid exchange with no holding back; particularly, considering that today is the official designated holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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