By Mark Warburton, Ivory Egg.
With the global protests against police brutality and racism, I’ve decided to step away from my usual subjects.
Although this isn’t my story to tell, I believe we should all be making a stand, otherwise change will never happen. We all have a role to play in ensuring equal rights and opportunities for all, but that alone is not enough. We need to take it a step further and actively stand up against all forms of racism, discrimination and hate crimes.
So instead of reading my article this month, I implore you to use the time to consider what more you can do personally, and as a business, to support the black community, research anti-racism and consider donating to one of the countless charities supporting these causes.
Thank you to KNXtoday for supporting me in this message.
– Mark Warburton
Mark Warburton is the Technical Director of Ivory Egg (UK) Ltd, a supplier of leading KNX products and provider of KNX training courses.
Note from the Editor:
According to the Anti-Racism Digital Library, anti-racism can be defined as some form of focused and sustained action, which includes inter-cultural, inter-faith, multi-lingual and inter-abled (i.e. differently abled) communities with the intent to change a system or an institutional policy, practice, or procedure which has racist effects. If you would like to share any anti-racism resources, statements or practices your company has developed or used, please email email@example.com and they will be added here.
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