Many see the election of Donald Trump as a setback to the many advances in social and workplace equality initiatives.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in a conversation at Brown University hosted by the Southern New England Association Of Black Journalists (SNEABJ) which focused on “what now?”
What happens next matters.
Journalists must responsibly use their constitutional right to hold the president-elect accountable, give voice to the voiceless and empower the community to act.
I was particularly moved by the stories which my ESPN colleague Doug Glanville shared on being discriminated. “Instead of getting angry and just talking about it”, he said…”it’s important to collaborate with others for sustainable change”.
His work has enacted and reinforced laws protecting disenfranchised communities.