Our Anti-Racist Pledge

We’ve take an anti-racist pledge in our company and are committed to doing the work to speak and act in ways that advance racial equity in our society.

 

The pledge includes the following 5 points:

1. Name white supremacy and the impact of racism on both our personal and professional lives. Acknowledge the omnipresent existence of white supremacy and how it operates and is supported in your company. Name it in your company values, business operations, discuss it with your employees and discuss it with your business partners, clients, and greater community.

2. Engage in anti-racist education for you and your team. Commit money and time to be educated on anti-racism on an ongoing basis for you and your team. This is not a one-time thing. Antiracism must be active. We recommended taking courses, reading books and participating in a book study, hiring a DEI consultant to come in and offer training to you and your whole team, etc. Active anti-racism learning should take place on a quarterly basis.

3. Commit to open-conflict and allow discomfort. When conflict arises on your team and within your communities, let it arise. Don’t try to hide it, delete it, or ignore it. Acknowledge the conflict, allow space for community members to be heard, and deal with the underlying issue rather than demonizing the community member who raised the issue. These conversations are happening regardless, allow them to happen in your spaces and be a part of the conversation. Take action to implement the needs expressed by community members. Train your community moderators on how to have culturally responsive communications and handle conflict online.

4. Invest a portion of your monthly company budget to the Black community. Review your company budget and you will find that your white dollars stay in the white community. Commit to spending a portion of your company budget, we recommend 30%, on hiring Black employees, vendors, and contractors, using Black-owned software and services and hiring Black speakers, purchasing Black-authored books, and more. Invest in the Black community, not just once, but on an ongoing basis.

5. Express your sincere, long-term commitment to becoming an anti-racist organization. Create a permanent statement that illustrates your commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, and anti-racism that goes on all of your external facing documents (website, job announcements, publications, contracts, etc). It should be written from a place of realistic language about where you are and also be aspirational about where your business is trying to go. It should outline specific steps that you will take to get there.

Our Statement:

Here at FBUX Consulting, we’re committed to creating an environment of diversity and inclusiveness so that everyone feels seen and heard. This means that we are an anti-racist business and are strongly committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

We value, respect, and support all types of diversity across all identities including, but not limited to, ethnicity, race, gender, LQBTQIA, age, religion, and abilities.

We’re committed to expanding our knowledge and awareness in the area of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) including hiring a DEI expert this year to help us continually assess what we’re doing right and what we need to improve in our company.

Our Founder, Franka Baly, personally donates a portion of her monthly income to causes she believes will help dismantle racists systems on a global scale. One of her passions is the work of the Equal Justice Initiative and the Innocence Project.

If you’re interested in taking the pledge you can do so by visiting Helloseven.co.

 

 

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