Updated: Feb 20
Check out my script and video for Black Like Me 360: In the Office!
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 Brittany's shoes, what feelings do you have right after watching this interaction?
What are some of the assumptions made about Brittany, and do those things have anything to do with her ability to do her job?
Aaliyah has a big smile and friendly tone throughout the entire interaction. Even though her tone was nice, did Aaliyah’s actions make Brittany feel welcome?
Should Brittany keep her new nickname? Who gets to decide?
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?