Our country is mourning the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others who have perished unnecessarily. The evils of systemic and institutional racism continue to plague our nation. We know that, all too often, these cases are dismissed or excused without justice being served.
Black Lives Matter. Police brutality is inhumane. I fully support the peaceful protestors exercising their civil right. I stand with black families living in fear.
Our country demands and deserves better than this for its people. We must begin a real conversation in this country to alter the course the history.
Over the last two decades, I have personally witnessed dozens of instances of discrimination with employers, not only with people of color, but ageism, gender bias, LBTQ, national origin, political affiliations, and religious beliefs.
On the surface, my job as a résumé writer and career coach is to serve my clients to the best of my ability. What is often overlooked are the steps and actions that must be taken to overcome bias in hiring practices. Yes, white privilege is not only real but prevalent. Everyone has been touched in some way by narrow-minded individuals that determine a person’s worth based on the color of their skin.
All⋆Star Career Services vows to continue to support equality for all and eliminate bias in the workplace.