The black firefighter story that taught me subtle ways to recognize racism

Are you uncomfortable with black people in leadership?

Shamontiel L. Vaughn
Jan 9 · 6 min read
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I listened to the firefighter chief tell us which direction to walk in after we descended the hallway steps. He called a few group numbers as we walked onto an empty floor. About 10 minutes later, we returned to our work floors and I went back to…