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On Friday, my CEO mentioned #AhmaudArbrey by name in her weekly all-company video message. It meant the world to me. Has your workplace acknowledged Ahmaud? Here’s why so few will & why they should reconsider that silence./1
78% of Black professionals say they’ve experienced discrimination and/or fear that they or their loved ones will. Yet 38% feel that their workplaces deem it unacceptable to speak about these experiences./2…
This isn’t what “bring your whole self to work” should look like. The lack of acknowledgement can feel deafening and contributes to low satisfaction & engagement and low commitment to the organization./3
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Can’t stop thinking about how #AhmaudArbery case highlights the emptiness of universal claims of “jogging’s for everyone!”

The pastime + “the jogger” has been constructed as WHITE since the fad was born in 1960s/70s

A few reflections from my #fitnesshistory research /1
Most trace US jogging craze to very white Oregon run culture, w coach/Nike founder Bill Bowerman a major promoter in late 60s

When I visited Nike HQ, I was struck by how glaringly WHITE early images of the run brand were before basketball became a major product line in 1980s /2
But like many Americans excited about an inexpensive workout that beat heart disease, Af-Ams took up jogging. I’ve found plenty of refs to Black jogging clubs in these years

Even brands got in on it. In 1982 Ebony, this ad featuring a couple competing over their 5mi jog pace/3
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