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Let’s keep it 100. A lot of organizations are looking sketchy as they discuss their interest and plans for combating racism and anti-Blackness in their spaces. But why are these organizational statements and efforts so ineffective and unbelievable?

Partly because many organizations aren’t being honest with themselves and others.

As someone who researches organizational behavior, I am moved to pay more attention to the consequential things that often aren’t said rather than simply what is. Here are four things most organizations should be saying, but probably never will: