Updated: Feb 27
Check out my script and video for Black Like Me 360: In the Laboratory!
This video was inspired by comments that Black employees at OHSU have heard from white employees in office settings.
When you're finished watching the video, here are some questions to consider:
Standing in Sami’s shoes, what feelings do you have right after watching this interaction?
What are some of the assumptions made about Sami, and do those things have anything to do with her ability to do her job?
Think about the badge requirements and personal protective equipment (PPE). Who do the rules apply to here?
The women shared some of their background. Sami explained to Shanice that she had some “distractions” during school. How do Sami’s “distractions” compare to Shanice’s?
As you continue to process the interactions in this video, think about the overall feeling(s) you're left with. Did this scenario make you want to work in this environment?