THOUGHT LEADERSHIP ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & ANTI-RACISM

Racist Language and Their Origins

In September 2020, we published this blog which has since reached over 10,000 readers. There are so many words and phrases we use that can be offensive. Overt racism is easy to detect and has been brought to the surface for decades. It includes racial slurs like the “n” word, hate crimes, burning crosses, painting swastikas, violence against immigrants, dressing up in blackface or brownface, blatant use of stereotypes, and more. However, there are things we never knew about racist language which have come to the surface while we are learning to be antiracists.

Commitment Statement to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Anti-Racism

Furia Rubel is deeply committed to and will continue to purposefully discuss and deepen our knowledge, understanding, and commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism. We strive every day to do better and to be better at our equity, diversity, inclusion, and antiracism efforts to foster an authentic sense of belonging for all.

Creating an Anti-Racism Plan

Furia Rubel reached out to the leaders of every one of our clients to see how they were and how we could support them. The steps, actions, and resources that came out of those conversations can be a helpful resource for other companies trying to pivot to address high-stakes issues in their workplace and the world.

Anti-Racism Resources to Become a Better Ally: UPDATED REGULARLY

Recently, the team at Furia Rubel paused and took time to reflect over the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others. This was not a passive pause; we have been filled with rage at injustices, overwhelmed with sadness, moved to action, and are having thoughtful conversations about how to be part of the solution. We are listening, reading, and learning about systemic injustices and the history of racism in America. Here are some anti-racism resources to help move the needle of change.

Moving Beyond ‘Slactivism’ to Create Lasting Anti-Racism Change

As anti-racism protests and movements have gained steam over the past few weeks, many supporters are grappling with their next steps. What can we do next to work to create lasting change and make the need for such protests obsolete? For some people, this is a new and maybe somewhat frightening question.

Employee Activist Policies

As a way to create social change and right injustices, activism has been a part of human culture throughout human history. Indeed, activism has been at the heart of social change for centuries. But when it comes to the world of commerce, how do businesses approach social and activist movements? How should businesses handle activists within their own ranks?

A Century Since the Women’s Vote: What Our History Books Missed and How We Can Celebrate It Today

2020 marks 100 years since suffragists won women the right to vote. Ratified on Aug. 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment reads, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.”

PODCASTS ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & ANTI-RACISM

ASG LegalTech CEO Soumya Nettimi Talks Covid, Racial Injustice and The Future of Legal Payments

How to Create a Sense of Belonging: Diversity and Inclusion with Gia Altreche

Talking with a Time Magazine Top 10 Female Sports Pioneer Ann Meyers Drysdale, Vice President of the Phoenix Suns and Mercury

How Anti-Bias Leadership Coaching Helps Build High Performing Organizations with Laura Lomax of Intercultural Works

Leading Through Crisis: Addressing Anti-Racism in the Workplace Amidst Protest and Pandemic: the Furia Rubel corporate communications team

The Roles of Teamwork and Mentors in Life & Sports with Olympic Silver Medalist Juliene Brazinski Simpson

Achieving Your Dreams Through Resilience: From Homeless to Ms. Pennsylvania with Nikki Johnson-Huston

ALLIANCES & COALITIONS ON DIVERSITY, INCLUSION & ANTI-RACISM

PUBLIC RELATIONS INDUSTRY: For professionals and agencies in the public relations industry, consider joining the Diversity Action Alliance. It is a coalition of PR and communications leaders joining forces to accelerate progress in the achievement of meaningful and tangible results in diversity, equity and inclusion across the profession. The Diversity Action Alliance brings together leaders of the world’s top public relations organizations in pursuit of an urgent and critically essential goal: to achieve continuous improvement for under-represented groups as measured by recruitment, retention and representation in management.

LEGAL INDUSTRY: For attorneys and professionals in the legal industry, there is the Law Firm Antiracism Alliance. Its charter states its purpose is “To leverage the resources of the private bar in partnership with legal services organizations to amplify the voices of communities and individuals oppressed by racism, to better use the law as a vehicle for change that benefits communities of color and to promote racial equity in the law.”

More than 125 firms across the U.S. that have joined the alliance, which has been featured in several publications, including Lawyer MonthlyAbove the LawThe Global Legal Post, and The American Lawyer.

Other coalitions include:

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES