For Juneteenth: Uprooting Racism from the Top

Juneteenth is now a national holiday. This week, President Joe Biden made today's celebration of the end of slavery a federal holiday. In honor of Juneteenth, CSQ is revisiting David Angelo's 2020 piece on confronting systemic racism.

As leaders, this is not the time to stay silent. It’s time to take action that starts from the top.

Action that’s fueled by the centuries of injustice, indignity, and atrocities that have targeted the Black community. The hate, the violence, the murder of men, women, transgender people, and children. We must be saddled by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and others whose names and stories we do not know, and not rest until we have played a significant part in eradicating racism.

The Ten Brave Ways wall at David&Goliath’s headquarters in El Segundo, Calif.

It’s time to shatter that complicit posture and summon all the influence, power, and funding we have as industry leaders to take meaningful action to bring an end to systemic racism.

Read more of David Angelo’s thought leadership.

As the leader of David&Goliath (D&G), it begins with me.

And the only way for me to respond to systemic racism is to go within myself and examine my own complicity and evolve from there.

Not just with words, but actions that come from a fierce desire to create immediate, impactful, and sustainable change.

Read the full article here.