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.
No more Band-Aid solutions — 4 Black healthcare leaders on why it’s time to treat racism like the systemic disease it is
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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.
Increasing diversity and inclusion on leadership teams and governing boards is more of a focus at healthcare organizations as the U.S. population shifts and companies look for new perspectives.
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.