The Only Black Person In The Room

Because I have been there.

And because I have done that.

I applaud Adrienne Simpson’s courage to not only speak up – (click here to see) – but to point out something that is prevalent not only in publishing, but also in practically every industry – outside of professional sports and entertainment –

“…hiring practices have made it abundantly clear that black people and their opinions have no place in its discussions.”

This is not just about Race, Philadelphia or Philadelphia Magazine.

If the two fastest growing minorities in this country are not allowed to have a voice, an opinion, and a seat at the table guiding and adding to the conversation, we will still be the lone voice in the corner of the room.

To acknowledge a problem is the first step.  No diversity representation.
To do something about it is going the distance.  Change.

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