This is the moment unlike any before that can bring real change in companies, individuals and the insurance industry as a whole. But it will take introspection into ourselves and our businesses – for both whites and people of color.
That was a key takeaway from a National African American Insurance Association webinar featuring Al Vivian, an Atlanta-based inclusion and diversity consultant who was worked with clients such as Coca-Cola.
The association invited Vivian to lead a discussion about where to take the issues beyond the anger and frustration many Americans of all races have been feeling, said Margaret Redd, executive director of NAAIA, which represents 750 members across all sectors of insurance.
"The recent, senseless murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others have highlighted the issues of systemic racism and social injustice in this country," Redd said. "These incidents have emerged to touch the hearts and consciousness of America and the world."