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  • Parfait Bassale

A step into the unknown

Two years ago I took a step into the unknown. I accepted a cabinet leadership role as an

Executive Diversity Officer at the community college where I had been working the previous three years. Our country was facing a racial reckoning after the murder of George Floyd. Streets across the country were filled with protests; many were peaceful, some turned violent and others were hijacked by different interest groups.

Concurrently abroad, while the world at large was on lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many countries showed support to the Black Lives Matter movement that was unfolding at home. Quickly, the movemen