…esting that you do, but it’s clear no one involved in the planning of this event thought about that. In fact, did anyone planning the event actually speak to any Black people? What would it have cost them, aside from an hour or two, to explore what employees would be interested in learning about and more importantly, to check in with Black people to make sure their program execution wouldn’t come off half-assed or offensive? I don’t even want to think about what they do (or do not) for Black History Month. SMH.
I have experienced this with the dreaded Cinco De Mayo lunches at a former workplace. It was very, extremely, awfully cringe-y. They even had a “toss the tortilla chip into the sombrero” game at every lunch table — with real sombreros. No one Mexican appeared to be on staff but I couldn’t stomach the whole situation at all. Just offensive. If you cater lunch weekly for staff, you can serve tacos whenever you want; no need to wait until Cinco De Mayo to do so.