The impacts of social inequality became abundantly clear in 2020 amid the pandemic and BLM protests – but this issue doesn’t just affect the physical world. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Francesca Sobande about how social inequalities manifest online and how brands can foster inclusive digital spaces.
While the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020 left many Americans distressed, the killing of George Floyd exacerbated this feeling among those in the Black community. Canvas8 spoke to Breeshia Wade, the author of Grieving While Black, about the impact of racism on grief in different communities.
The events of 2020 have seen organisations across the world denounce systemic racism, but dismantling racial bias is complex and time-consuming work. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Anatasia Kim to discuss the concept of allyship and how it can be fulfilled at an organisational level.
The death of George Floyd and ensuing protests saw companies worldwide attempt to address systemic racism in their messaging – though many faced a tide of consumer cynicism. Semiotics expert Chris Arning explains how brands can meaningfully show their commitment to anti-racist action.
Many workplaces are beginning to confront the societal structures that perpetuate systemic racism but it’s just the start of a long conversation. Canvas8 spoke to Dr. Robin DiAngelo, author of White Fragility, to understand why it’s important to have uncomfortable discussions about race.