If you had access to a time machine today, would you want to go back to the workplace of the ’60s?
What if you are a woman? Or Black? Or transgender?
In a recent interview, Neil deGrasse Tyson said (at 1:52:00) that if you are an oppressed minority and can time travel, there is no time in the past that was better for you than this moment, despite all the problems we are facing today. Go into the future, because the arc of history bends toward justice.
So our mandate is clear. We must work each day to create a world that is more just than yesterday. And by “we”, I mean everybody. Those in the majority just as much, if not more, than those in minorities. Let’s build a world where those born in the next ’60s have no desire to travel back to today.
Writing as “The Ethical Leader,” Yan Tougas draws on 15 years of experience as a compliance & ethics officer at a Fortune 500 company, sharing insights, wisdom and lessons learned. This post originally appeared on “The Ethical Leader” and is reprinted here with permission. Views expressed are that of the author. Visit him at YanTougas.com, connect with him on LinkedIn or follow him on Twitter.