Children’s Series Brings Awareness to Diversity in Professions

A story recently broke that while on a Delta flight, a black doctor was continually questioned by the flight attendant, asked for credentials, and wasn’t believed when she volunteered to help a man on the plane who had fallen ill. A white male doctor was immediately chosen to assist the man, while the black woman was being interrogated. 

In response to the incident, black doctors everywhere have been posting photos with the hashtag #WhatDoctorsLooksLike to inform people that yes, in fact, there are doctors out there who aren’t white. As minorities are constantly underrepresented or misrepresented, it’s important to show society and our youth how great we are and how great we can be. That’s exactly what Munson Steed has done.

According to The Huffington Post, “He’s the owner of Steed Media Group, the publisher of Rolling Out magazine and the director of the Madison Avenue Initiative (MAI) — a division of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network — designed to promote minority recruitment and engagement within the media industry.” 

Steed has introduced his series of children’s books, Little Professor Skye. These books feature a little girl, Skye, who according to Essence, explores everything from “swimming, to ballet, to soccer, to karate, to music, to basketball, to art” and dresses up as a “scientist, doctor, construction worker and pilot.” Steed was inspired by his 7-year-old goddaughter, Skye. 

In the world today, it’s important to show our youth how much they can achieve and that there are a lot of opportunities out there.

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