Derek Blain is a young, up-and-coming Black executive hired to deliver the keynote speech at a corporate summit on equity. Things get… complicated. Derek experiences perilous death threats, mind-opening conversations, and unexpected microaggressions at the summit. He also discovers a new set of opportunities, hazards, and plain awkwardness surrounding racial conversations in the workplace. A parable in a power suit, The Elephant in the Room reckons with present-day workplace racism. The story provides opportunities for professionals to practice navigating the intricacies of racial difference.