Before you call the cops …


I know what I know & I don’t know what I don’t know.


For example, I know what it’s like to be a white woman. I don’t know what it’s like to be a black man.


But this amazingly poignant, utterly captivating video will give you some powerful insights (if being a black man isn’t your reality).


Do yourself a favour & watch Before You Call The Cops.



It’s by Tyler Merritt, a stand up comedian from Nashville, Tennessee who …

  • hates spiders and bananas
  • is a vegetarian
  • can recite every word from the musical “Oklahoma!”
  • has never been to jail
  • has never owned a gun &
  • hates “that anyone at all might possibly be afraid of me.”


In today’s climate …


Where spewing venom against people we don’t know is common

Where we quickly dehumanize, distance & discredit

And we don’t feel recognize the poisonous effects that same venom has on our very own souls


Tyler’s video is a wake up call

Both a balm & blast to our consciousness

Instead of backing away from difference

Let’s lean in




Annnnnnnd take action




  • Grab a coffee & a colleague & talk about how equity is or isn’t addressed in your organization (feel free to borrow some tips from last week’s blog post).


  • Didn’t get a chance to join us for Fiona Jarvis, Canadian High Commission, recent roundtable session on Making Decisions in High Stake Situations? Don’t get your knickers in a knot – you can access the video here.



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