I created this group because: there are both black and white people afraid to say what they really think. I see this as a problem because unless we can say what we truly feel we can’t identify differences and come to genuine solutions.

Suggested Format is we will deal with 1 question or topic per week. The question will be from participants. I will try to simply be a host, moderator and translator. We will lay out some ground rules to make it safe for all. I will enforce these.

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Is this bowl only for black and white or general race centered topics (ie including others)? If the latter, could this post be redone?


Good call. It’s for everyone - black, white, other PoC - to talk race... let me see if I can edit that... it’s not allowing me to edit because it’s a few days old I think. I’be unpinned it though

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Hi All,

I recently accepted a new offer in the DMV area and am looking to sublet my 2BR apartment starting September 1st. Some details below:

2BR / 1 BA
Rent: $2,800 ; Fixed Utilities: $130/month
Luxury Building (The Ledger)
Location: Old City (Right across from Independence Hall and next to Washington Square Park)
930 SF
24 Hour Security, Gym, Study Lounge, Package Room, Mailroom.

Please DM if you or anyone else are interested!

Need suggestion : i have a 3 offers in hand and which one to select

Microfocus - 18lpa + 2 jb
Hitachi energy - 15 + 1.5 jb
Dell - 18lpa + 2 jb

Wanted to know which company is best towards work culture and facilities


Should I send a Christmas gift to my partner? I’ve done cards in the past but. I was a poorly paid intern back then.


If lti hire for RPB post so should I join or not coz I have another offer also with other companies..


How old is too old to live in an apartment? 30, single, no pets, medium high cost of living. Feel like I’m wasting money but also hesitant to be a homeowner living alone in a home.


How would you account for promotional sensitivity of products when you apply weights to a drug portfolio? For example, a drug could be first-in-class and as a result doesn’t have to be promoted as much as another drug which has some competition. We have some weights from sales but how do you include weights for promotional sensitivity on top?


Equinix hiring for Salesforce Developer

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Give me your best Audible book you have recently listened to? Finance, Sales or non-fiction


Hi all! First time poster here, please be kind.
Wondering if anyone here is based in the South East Asia, specifically in Business Development.

I'm in early stages of my career with plans to relocate in the next five years. May I ask what can I do/plan now, in sights of my plan?


New to the firm. There are Black people at Deloitte who deliberately avoid other Black people. Why is this?


If you’re in your early 30’s (female) and could work from anywhere, where would you move? Taking in mind that I’d love to find a partner and start a family


Does anyone work in or know about Operational Due Diligence (ODD)? What's the work like? Typical exits?


Do you guys think that when you make the switch to industry you should try to land a job at a public company? I want to make $300-$400k eventually as a CFO one day and I think that going into a public company will get me there instead of switch to a private. What do you think?


Has anyone denied an offer from a big 4 after signing ? Any tips ?


The struggle is real.

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What are you doing in your offices for black history month?


Can anyone provide some guidance to taking the CFE? As in which membership option to choose from followed by when exactly can we take the exam, if the entire amount is reimbursed or not? Just a generic timeline and additional required info. Don’t want to sign up yet if the exam dates are not flexible. Thank you.


Which area is kpmg GS office located in bangalore? I am looking for accommodation but HR just sent a basic on boarding mail.

Kindly help me with this


I am new to Accenture...wants to know How VP is calculated in Accenture ?


Interested in getting a Master’s in Computer Science. Partially to round out/update skills and partially to clear the path to teach at a university. Any suggestions? I want to make sure I ask enough questions that I don’t make an expensive mistake.


Additional Posts in The Safe Zone (for All) to talk Race

Anyone else keeping an eye on the hearings and thinking that if this would have been Obama instead of Trump, they would have already had him locked up?


From the Moderator....

Week 1: July 19 to July 25
Discussion of the Week:
1. What is your understanding of affirmative action?
2. Should your company/firm/govt do it?
3. If yes to q2 have they done enough of it?

Remember to be respectful.


From the Moderator: I would like to compile a list of questions/issues for this group to discuss... please suggest questions. I will hold them in a list and release them one per week. So The first question for the group is... what questions do you suggest this “safe zone” for all people deal with? GO!


Purpose of this group:

- A Place for everyone (black,white,other POC) to share agreeing AND disagreeing views on racial topics

- Format will be one topic each week. Please reply to this pinned post with topic suggestions.

- Moderator will put up topic weekly and be watching to promote respectful and engaging conversations including ensuring popular and unpopular opinions are welcomed.

JOIN US! converse with us, agree and disagree with us, learn with us... your voice is needed.


Is it culturally racist to be against cultural artifacts that are counter to your values? For example glorification of murder in outlaw southern rock, heavy metal, or some hip hop.


From the Moderator:

How do we feel about Joe Biden:

(A) Declaring before hand that his VP would be a woman
(B) Selecting a black woman

Should organizations take similar action? For example declaring that their next CEO will be a woman.

All views welcome


I’m convinced that the reason some of these firms are so prestigious is because they have intentionally exclusionary recruitment practices. I used to believe that you had to already be rich to get hired at MBB. Now being on the other side of the recruitment process , I really do feel that it rings true. I hate the way we evaluate candidates and decide on who is “high priority” during coffee chats.

From the Moderator

Week 2: Jul 26 to Aug 2

1. Do you personally believe there is a systemic racism problem?

2a. If yes, share with others why you believe so

2b. If no, share why you believe so.

Question was posed by a member of the group.

All remember that the goal of this group:
- is to help others understand YOU
- to help YOU understand OTHERS.
- our highest goal is full understanding of the each other leading to empathy

It’s unlikely that you would change another’s mind via this forum


From the Moderator:

Week 3: August 2 to August 9

Question of the week

Pretend You’re an NBA player...

(A) Would you stand for the national anthem or kneel?
(B) How would you feel about your other players standing or kneeling?

As a reminder our goal on this bowl is to fully understand other people’s POV and to share your POV effectively so it’s fully understood. So that empathy can happen...not necessarily to change someone else’s mind. This may or may not happen.


From the moderator, for discussion.

Should white males be concerned that current focus on diversity will lead to negative results

If Yes, why and under what conditions
If No, why not?


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