June 8, 2020
Inequality and Racial Justice
The little things we do, or fail to do, often speak louder than our loudest intentions. -Thomas J. Watson
The killing of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and the countless Black lives traumatized by inequality must move us to action. At Watson our vision is to develop more humane and effective leaders, but that can only happen when we actively pursue humanity and call out its absence. As every Watson Fellow for over 51 years knows, only deep engagement outside of our own communities forces us to face our own prejudices.
Watson’s first value is Trust and Responsibility; we are accountable to others and ourselves. We stand with the Black community and every advocate fighting for racial justice. And we are committed to our own self-examination to ensure that good intention is matched with action in our programs and relationships. During the spring we joined with our partners to launch training and summer internships with our current New York Watson Fellows to support communities that have been pushed to society’s margins. We are dedicated to humane and effective leadership and the work to achieve it.
Executive Director, Watson
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