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I have a question/topic that has been on my mind since this whole COVID thing started. With all the anti-Asian sentiment going on, companies (at least mine) are now all of a sudden reacting TBC..

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And jumping into action by sending out messaging, holding town halls, etc. I can’t help but feel a little indifferent/uninspired (I don’t want to say I don’t care bc that sounds rude) by this. Understand that what’s happening to Asians is sad, but they aren’t being shot and killed for just being Asian, like we are just for being black. A coworker told me the worst part of his day is watching his daughter go for a run bc he’s afraid she’ll be verbally harassed or spit on. I was thinking, man the worst part of my day is just being black in an all white neighborhood and hoping all my son has to deal with is someone shouting go back to Africa and not shoot him dead in the street. Anyone else have thoughts about this? Apologies if we talked about it before, I don’t get on here often

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Let's talk ACN, it's rightfully so that they speak out about anti-asian sentiments in the world today! They have 12 offices in China alone, count other Asian countries those numbers go up further. How many do they have in Africa, 2 and most leaders there are white (at least as of when I left). The point I'm making is that you are more inclined to feel and act when the issue directly impacts you. How many black leaders are there in ACN across the US, Africa, and any other countries...oh ok!

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PwC1- totally agree that they should be speaking out.. although you honestly lost me about the offices in China vs Africa... But really my conflict is with our leadership response, and how quickly they react to some things but not others. We have had multiple emails come out when things happen to communities of faith, women, lgbt people, etc but when it comes to things affecting ethnic minority communities- we seem slower to react. There needs to be some guidelines/rules on what we respond to that should be equal for all is what I’m saying. I also was really turned off by my coworkers comments about his daughter- in hindsight I should have said something to him, but I also wanted to be mindful of his experience bc it’s obviously relatively new for him to feel like that, whereas that is a feeling my husband and I feel daily about our son. It came off as a bit insensitive to me- especially because all of the police killings of black and brown people that have happened in the past couple of years...but now you’re worried about your daughter (who is also a person of color and a minority, btw) maybe being spit on, or yelled at or sprayed with Lysol. Again- all terrible things and shouldn’t happen to anyone at any time, but your daughter can recover from those, if my son is shot dead- there’s no recovering from that.

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All's I was saying is there are more Asian leaders across ACN than black leaders...so they are in more of a significant picture to sound the alarm, or have other white leaders sound the alarm on behalf because they are value their worth

We should always have love and empathy for others...that's what makes us human. It's like if you ain't lbgtq you more than likely ain't going to their affinity group meeting...but it hits differently when you know folks that are directly impacted. I have a few Asian friends so I feel for em

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