What’s commonplace and what’s not? Who’s entitled to enormous wealth management and who’s not? What ought to be destroyed and what’s not? These are questions that black professionals and users on LinkedIn might naturally gravitate to. Why? Because they are self-probes that offer valuable insight into certain biases, racist practices, and the lack of economic opportunity that frequently leaves black people on the outside looking in.
What is it about LinkedIn and its aggressive exhibition of black people earning a college degree or passing a bar exam? They are excellent achievements, but nonetheless, primitive goals. Why isn’t the same level of intensity of similar postings exhibited by the peer racial and ethnic groups of blacks on LinkedIn? More importantly, where are all the postings that highlight new black billionaires and initial public offerings (IPOs) where the companies are either owned by black people and/or led by black CEOs? Where are all the postings of extraordinary professional “accomplishments” that black folks can boast about from within the domestic and global business community? So, who are we kidding here, LinkedIn?
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