Anyone who knows me knows I love musicals and that West Side Story is one of my favorite movies.
Here a couple of my favorite scenes from the movie. 60 years ago, in 1957 West Side Story debuted on Broadway and the film adaptation released in October 1961.
I tell people all the time that the folks on my job are a potential HR nightmare. We were having the typical water cooler talk about recent events in the news – Trump, White Supremacists, Neo-Nazi’s, Racism, etc., etc., etc.
Then someone had the fortitude to bring up West Side Story and we all flipped our shit and collectively agreed that we should break out into song and dance to fight our battles and end disagreements. But more importantly, we were all somewhat amazed that in 2017 we’re still “pretending” to have this conversation.
Just out of curiosity, do you think we’ll ever be able to sit across from one another and have a truly adult conversation about race and race relations? And if so, how would you go about initiating the conversation?