As you probably know by now, Boldly Inclusive has been a monthly contributor to the Leadership Leap Radio for the better part of a year. During our last appearance before the summer break, we dove deep into the Inclusion Zone to talk race and politics. Two taboo topics at once -- they don’t call us bold for nothing!
The idea for this segment came from a question posed during a masterclass we recently delivered. The question was “can you be an ally while not being political?” The answer was yes, no and it's complicated.
Interestingly, as the world continues to grapple with concepts of anti-racism, justice and equity – particularly in the context of events taking place south of Canadian boarders – this question has been posed more and more often, and with more and more trepidation. Still, it's an important one, as we consider how many of us remain on the margins of society due to inaction.
Check out this episode to learn more, and unpack why this question is much more complex and nuanced than it appears on the surface. (HINT: It has more to do with trust than anything else).
June 18, 2020: "Don't Be Political!"