As Oscar nominations were released this week. we see an incredible lack of women directors and diversity on the list. This has become a regular issue during the awards season spurring further conversation and frustration in Hollywood around diversity and inclusion.
The prevalence of workplace discrimination is vast, and it affects black women the most – 25% of black women are harassed. Blacks reported a 60% higher rate of discrimination compared to whites, and black women filed 28.6 percent of pregnancy discrimination charges, despite making up only 14.3 percent of the female labor force.
In an effort to recognize MLK Day, Essence Atkins has joined forces with #NotMe as an online Brand Ambassador for MLK day and Black History Month in an effort to end harassment and discrimination in the workplace. Stay tuned for her story and videos on Instagram this MLK Day: @essence_says
People often think of harassment as only sexual, but the reality is that bullying-related to race and gender discrimination are at the top of the list of workplace harassment. With MLK being right around the corner, there is a real opportunity to shed light on this issue, and more importantly, offer people a solution.
Ninety percent of all workplace harassment goes unreported. Now, a reporting solution exists right in the palm of everyone’s hand. #NotMe is a free app that empowers anyone to safely and anonymously report misconduct they’ve witnessed or experienced all via their mobile phone, all in as little as 3 minutes.
Show your passion for this issue and stand together with many strong voices saying #NotMe on this MLK Day.