Systemic racism infects the very structure of our society. It's less about violence or burning crosses than about the everyday decisions made by people who would not consider themselves as racist. In other words, people like you and me. As sociologist Eduardo Bonilla-Silva has said, "The main problem nowadays is not the folks with the hoods, but the folks dressed in suits."
The focus on this Let's Talk is on identifying systemic racism and discussing how companies can eradicate it from society through entrepreneurship and social activism. This Let's Talk features our special guest, Melissa Bradley, co-founder of Ureeka. Hear Melissa's story of how she has used social entrepreneurship, impact investing, and peer-to-peer economies to fight for social justice and equality. Watch video down below. More content in the comments section below. Feel free to add resources that might be useful to the community.
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Watch NYTimes 1619 Project
Part 2 of Phil Visher's Race in America
Phil Vischer discusses systemic racism. A good primer.