Patricia S. Gatlin (Curator)
This all started on Linkedin after the killing of George Floyd I was sparked by activism during the protest. As a budding DEI Specialist and EdTechie I decided to lend my professional voice to the cause on Linkedin. That's when I realize that my post weren't getting the same reach and exposure as everyone else. I wondered why, was I the only one, and of course WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE? That's when I started asking around, that's when we realized the algorithm was bias, and stated I that #BlackLinkedin needed to speak out! Before I knew it a whole movement was initiated by black and brown professionals on the platform.
After being featured in the New York Times (2020) the hashtag has become a place of community, education, and amplification of professional black experiences. I curate authentic cultural content about black professionals and businesses to create support and garner awareness while encouraging others to do the same.
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