The Black Lives Matter movement is an international symbol of racial solidarity in face of countless atrocities against people of color across the planet. Its progress is not just the result of political and corporate reactions to outrage fueled by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others but with the Black communities struggles for equity for centuries. People of color are exhausted from the long history of blatant racism.
Covid-19 and a Racist System is not just killing Black people. It is tearing the whole nation apart. In every aspect of life, from socioeconomics to education, the workforce, criminal justice and very importantly, health outcomes, for the most part the trajectory for Black people is not improving.
Major corporations, Non-profits and the US government are making grants available for Black Owned Small Businesses which are helpful but not the solution.
Joining us for our discussion on Black Lives Matter: Business Movement is Mary-Frances Winters who is on the phone from her Charlotte NC office. Mary-Frances Winters is the founder and president of the Winters Group Inc. She has been helping clients create inclusive environments for over three decades. She was named a top ten diversity trailblazer by Forbes and a diversity pioneer by Profiles in Diversity Journal and is the recipient of the prestigious ATHENA Award, as well as the Winds of Change Award conferred by the Forum on Workplace Inclusion. Winters is also the author of We Can't Talk about That at Work, (named by Forbes as one of 11 books for leaders to read), and Inclusive Conversations.
Her latest book is Black Fatigue: How Racism Erodes The Mind, Body and Spirit .
Welcome to Mastering Your Money, Mary-Frances Winters.