Is it OK for white people to cry in race discussions?

[Immense thanks to Nuola Akinde for contributing wisdom and perspective to this article!]

Let’s say you’re a white person in a discussion that touches on race. You’ve heard of “white fragility” and “white women’s tears.” You know that your reaction in the moment is more important for the relationship than all the books you’ve read, rallies you’ve attended, or friends of color you claim.

But you’re also having a big emotional reaction. Maybe you’re on the verge of tears yourself. What do you do?

Take a lesson from Ring Theory: provide care in and  seek care out

Here’s a synopsis:

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Is your internship program making inequality worse?

Many companies, nonprofits, and government agencies use internships to help provide career development opportunities for people entering their field — and to tap into promising talent and maybe get some free or cheap labor. Some organizations bill these internships as part of their diversity efforts. Internship programs can help provide opportunities for those who would … Continue reading Is your internship program making inequality worse?