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Please Stop ‘Just Checking In’ on Your Black Co-Workers

Sending open-ended messages asking how we’re doing puts emotional labor on Black folks when we’re already struggling

A photo of a black woman in a work meeting with a perplexed expression.
Photo: Luis Alvarez/Getty Images

We’re all figuring out how to navigate this world of multiple pandemics — Covid-19 and anti-Black racism. In the wake of the social unrest and insurrection that has engulfed our…

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