Diversity in the workplace is an imperative but it has to happen in the context of the wider issues of racial separation in our society, says Sean Robertson, a veteran of the advertising and media industry who is Director of Partnerships at DISH.

We need to understand our differences and celebrate them.  Galvanized by recent events of racial injustice, we are more aware of the issue, and now we have to have a dialogue, he urges.

He notes that the advertising and media industry has to do a better job in bringing diversity. He sees retention and career progress as a major issue to be addressed.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.