WarnerMedia’s MyKhanh Shelton on ‘Leaning In’ to Discomfort and ‘Building the Muscle’ for Change

TheGrill 2020: “Let’s not kid ourselves that we’re ready to move off this topic,” Shelton says

With the Black Lives Matter movement at the center of the national conversation this year, some companies are responding to the issue in their own operations by “leaning into” challenging conversations about topics like race and equality.

The current moment, in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, “has put such a bright spotlight on how uncomfortable people are, still, talking about race and talking about Black-White race relations,” MyKhanh Shelton, WarnerMedia senior vice president of enterprise inclusion said Wednesday during the TheWrap’s annual media conference TheGrill,

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Reid Nakamura

Reid Nakamura

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