AT&T CEO Speaks on Racial Tensions in America, Admits Ignorance to Racism his Black Male Friend Experienced | African-American News and Black History

AT&T CEO, Dallas Police Shooting, News Video, Randall Stephenson on race in Americ a, Video, White CEO Racism -

AT&T CEO Speaks on Racial Tensions in America, Admits Ignorance to Racism his Black Male Friend Experienced

AT&T CEO, Dallas Police Shooting, News Video, Randall Stephenson on race in Americ a, Video, White CEO Racism -

AT&T CEO Speaks on Racial Tensions in America, Admits Ignorance to Racism his Black Male Friend Experienced

On Sept. 23, AT&T employees met in Dallas for the company’s eighth annual National Employee Resource Group Conference.

During the conference, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson commented on the current racial issues plaguing the nation.

“Sadly, racial tension is ripping apart the very fabric of our communities right now,” Stephenson starts. “It’s troubling to watch what is happening today in Charlotte, Ferguson, the killing of a Black man in Falcon Heights, Minnesota.”

He adds that the shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, and in Dallas are examples of the widening racial chasm.

“We got a problem,” he notes.

The top executive went personal. He acknowledges that he is part of the problem. He says he did not know his close Black friend suffered from racism. Stephenson tells the audience that his friend was called racial slurs, was refused service and followed in store.

“How do we expect to find common ground and solutions for what’s a really serious, serious problem? Our communities are being destroyed by racial tension, and we are too polite to talk about it, even among our best friends.”

Stephenson leaves the audience with one request: “Do not tolerate each other … Understand each other.”


Leave a comment

Related Posts

Over a hundred Stock and...
Over a hundred Stock and...
Go To Post     Over a hundred Stock and Options trading books now available at UnitedBlackLibrary.org/Stocks. Link i...
Read More
#BlackBoyJoy #BlackRepresentationMatters
Please tag the teacher...
#BlackBoyJoy #BlackRepresentationMatters Please tag the teacher...
Go To Post     #BlackBoyJoy #BlackRepresentationMatters Please tag the teacher if you know his Instagram account!
Read More
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black...
Pushout: The Criminalization of Black...
Go To Post     Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools (Paperback) Direct link is in our bio. Fiftee...
Read More
Yurugu: An African Centered Critique...
Yurugu: An African Centered Critique...
Go To Post     Yurugu: An African Centered Critique of European Cultural Thought and Behavior by Marimba Ani (E-Book)...
Read More

Tags