No more Band-Aid solutions — 4 Black healthcare leaders on why it’s time to treat racism like the systemic disease it is

Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were told that this infectious disease is “the great equalizer.” It knows no geographic boundaries, doesn’t care what your politics are, and kills people from all walks of life. More recently, though, another truth has emerged: People of color, particularly blacks, are far more likely to die from the coronavirus than whites — a stark reminder of the social inequities that plague our society.

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Race in America and Healthcare: Bridging the Gap

Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were told that this infectious disease is “the great equalizer.” It knows no geographic boundaries, doesn’t care what your politics are, and kills people from all walks of life. More recently, though, another truth has emerged: People of color, particularly blacks, are far more likely to die from the coronavirus than whites — a stark reminder of the social inequities that plague our society.

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Viewpoint: Who’s in the room where it happens will define our post-pandemic healthcare system

Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, we were told that this infectious disease is “the great equalizer.” It knows no geographic boundaries, doesn’t care what your politics are, and kills people from all walks of life. More recently, though, another truth has emerged: People of color, particularly blacks, are far more likely to die from the coronavirus than whites — a stark reminder of the social inequities that plague our society.

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EWOC 5TH ANNIVERSARY 2020 UPDATES

We are all experiencing and managing through unprecedented times with fast-paced changes happening across the country in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. As many of you know communities of color are being disproportionately impacted by this pandemic.

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“Good Directors Understand How and Where They Can Add the Most Value.”​

John W. Rogers Jr., the chairman, c0-CEO and chief investment officer of Ariel Investments, has decades of experience serving in boards, including McDonald’s, Nike and The New York Times Company. He shared compelling insights about how to be an effective director and building cultures of diversity with me and David Reimer, the CEO of Merryck & Co. Americas, an executive mentoring firm.

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