Instead of saying Black Lives Matter
People in the workplace are getting into the habit of saying BLM
Sounds a lot more comfortable doesn’t it?
Maybe that’s the problem?
Get your pen and paper ready because we’re talking about the language of race, actually we’re talking about the erosion of the language of race
In todays show we discuss several things including:
- The persistent nature of racism
- Why people will change the way they discuss racism
- Why coded language can be harmful and much more
Here’s some of what I share in the show:
People are using acronyms to take the sting out of talking about Race
“I’ve been speaking to a couple of organisations about Race and I’ve noticed that instead of saying Black Lives Matter; people are saying BLM. Now, don’t get me wrong, I know that in the workplace, everyone loves an acronym”
Racism is evolving right in front of us
“What I want you to be aware of is how the language of race and racism is slowly being eroded in front of us, you know that race and racism are disputed terms. Pay attention because they’re being manipulated in plain sight”
The language of Race matters
“The use of language in this way, The use of codes in this way can be used to erode meaning from conversations; to undermine some inconvenient truths about attitude to race”