Working While Black: Black Baby Boomers Discuss Working Amidst Racial Trauma in Current News Part I

Throughout our Working While Black series here on The Generational View, we have explored the generational similarities and differences among generations when it comes to their thoughts, feelings, and experiences working while Black amidst the traumatic events taking place in the news, specifically regarding Black lives and law enforcement. We conclude this series with thought-provoking conversation with two emotionally available Black Baby Boomers.   Our Guests Dr. Angela Wheeler is an accomplished Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician and was one of 10 physicians selected to support the U.S. Olympic team in Sydney Australia. Ben Harrigan is Director in Market Risk Management for a large financial institution. He’s the father of two Gen Zers-- age 18 and age 15.   What you will hear in this episode: How racial stress affects their ability to show up as their whole selves at work (3:33) How COVID-19 has exacerbated some of that racial stress (12:06) What they expect from the companies/ institutions they work for regarding the fight for racial equity and Black lives (25:57) What they request of their non-Black colleagues, friends, and peers regarding the same (29:59) Advice they would give other Black Baby Boomers and professionals on coping with racial trauma (38:10)

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