Celebrating Black History Month
February is a very special month for us here in New Jersey as we use it to celebrate the achievements of African Americans throughout history. It is an opportunity to look back on the struggles of generations before us and acknowledge their courage, resilience, and dedication. We are honored to have a diverse group of people here at McOmber McOmber & Luber, and we are proud to join in the celebration of Black History Month.
The Meaning of Black History Month
Black History Month has been celebrated in the United States since 1976 when President Gerald Ford proclaimed it so. The month was originally intended as an opportunity for Americans to reflect on the accomplishments made by African Americans during this country’s history. This includes recognizing their contributions in politics, science, literature, culture, art, music, sports, and so much more.
During this month-long celebration, it is important that we recognize that while there have been many gains made over the years towards equality between races, there is still much work left to do. Racial discrimination continues to be a major issue across all facets of society today which means that we must keep striving towards creating a world where everyone can feel safe and included regardless of skin color or ethnicity.
Racial Discrimination in the Workplace
Racial discrimination in the workplace is an all-too common issue. Unfortunately, discrimination in any form at work can create a hostile and non-inclusive environment, which affects morale and productivity amongst employees.
Employers should take active steps to address discrimination in any form, while also creating policies promoting diversity and inclusion that help foster a supportive environment for everyone. Failure to act will only ensure discrimination remains alive in various facets of the workplace, stripping away opportunities from those who need it most.
McOmber McOmber & Luber Strives for Diversity in the Workplace
Here at McOmber McOmber & Luber, we believe that diversity is essential for success and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where everyone feels welcome no matter who they are or where they come from. We are committed to hiring talented individuals from different backgrounds so that our team can better reflect the needs of our diverse customer base. Additionally, we provide educational resources about African American history both internally and externally so that employees can continue learning throughout the year.
This February marks yet another year celebrating Black History Month! Let us take this time to remember those who fought for civil rights in previous decades while also looking ahead towards creating a better future for everyone—regardless of race or ethnicity.