Confederate Flag In Virtual Work Background?
I'll be starting a/ /Carlyle PE this summer. My background may have a Confederate flag and I'm thinking of taking it down to keep things "professional."
However, it bugs me since doing so is basically acquiescing to what I perceive as the delicate sensibilities of traditional Northeastern Yankee culture. Would an employee's background be considered unprofessional if it represented another piece of their identity like gay pride, for example?
I'm in an enormously privileged position and by willfully shielding my Southern pride, I worry that I'm maintaining an archaic status quo at the expense of less fortunate members of the community rather than normalizing the concept of a more diverse workplace.
I know I'm overthinking it! It's not like my MD is General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, but I'd love to get a read on where the current culture of Wall Street is at!
Edit: I will be taking it down. Very fascinating contention surrounding this topic though.