The Speakeasier with June Sarpong OBE: Where does diversity and inclusion go from here?
In a week when US police officers were charged in connection with the death of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter rallies were held across the world, the music industry launched #BlackOutTuesday "in observance of the long-standing racism and inequality that exists from the boardroom to the boulevard”, and BAME communities around the world continued to be disproportionately impacted by Covid-19, racism - in its many forms - has been the subject on everyone’s lips.
What’s become clear is that we all need to care about what’s happening right now. Businesses and brands have a responsibility to listen to new voices. We must discuss and address the structural and racial inequalities that Covid-19 and George Floyd’s death have brought to mainstream attention at last.
In this episode we talk to TV presenter, author, campaigner, and director of creative diversity at the BBC, June Sarpong, and begin to discuss what we, collectively, can go about righting some of these wrongs through business and society.
With so much global inequality, unrest and uncertainty, we ask June: Where does diversity and inclusion go from here?
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