Words aren’t enough: Biden must do more than just recognize trans people right now

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On Trans Day of Visibility, the president has much more he can offer beyond a hashtag—and we would love to see it. The black squares on Instagram last summer probably seemed like a good idea at first. Not only did they let people know where you personally stood with regard to Black lives mattering, but they helped amplify a greater message of unity around the issue. Read Full Story

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How the philanthropy world should use this moment to actually help Black people

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“Increasing diversity can be understood as getting more Black people in the room, where they can bear witness. Transformational change is only created by getting the woefully underrepresented a seat at the table, where they can make decisions.” There’s much conversation happening at the moment—across industries and throughout sectors of society—about how to dismantle long-standing systems of inequality in America. Read Full Story

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7 black-owned businesses to support online right now

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If you want to be more intentional about where you spend your money, here are some places to start. Over the past few days, people have taken to the streets to protest the systemic racism that persists in the United States. Even if you can’t join the frontlines, there are many ways you can help. One, in particular, is by spending money at black-owned businesses, as data journalist Mona Chalabi pointed out on Instagram . Read Full Story

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday outages angered customers on these 48 retail sites

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Shoppers wary about the pandemic and people working from home mean Cyber Monday could see a surge in online traffic leading to even more issues. This year’s Black Friday to Cyber Monday shopping weekend is unlike any other in the past. That’s because it’s likely that when the final retail numbers come in, more people than ever will have turned to online shopping over the five-day period, thanks to apprehensions about going into brick-and-mortar retail stores due to the pandemic. Read Full Story

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How Do People Want Brands to Support the Racial Justice Movement?

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Although struggles for racial justice and equality have been long-standing in the US, the current Black Lives Matter and associated demonstrations (the largest in the US’ history) have bolstered the national discussion about racial justice. What role, if any, do brands play in all of this – and what do people want to see from… Read More » The post How Do People Want Brands to Support the Racial Justice Movement? appeared first on Marketing Charts .

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Want more access to COVID-19 testing? Live in a white ZIP code

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White ZIP codes had one COVID-19 testing site for every 14,500 people. However, ZIP codes composed primarily of people of color only had one testing site for every 23,300 people. It’s no secret that African Americans and other people of color are disproportionally affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’re Black or Latino in America, you’re more likely to die from the disease , according to a report earlier this month from the Brookings Institute. And now, a new analysis shows that Black communities, based on ZIP codes, are likely to have fewer testing facilities than predominately white ZIP codes do. Read Full Story

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More than 75% of real estate executives are white men. Here’s how to diversify

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Women make up just a third of the commercial real estate industry, and only 2% of C-level positions are held by Black men. A new initiative sets clear goals for increasing diversity. Commercial real estate has a diversity problem. The people who buy, sell, and manage commercial real estate in the United States are overwhelmingly white and male , with women making up only about a third of the workforce and only 2% of C-level positions held by Black men . A new effort is aimed at changing that—and changing the kinds of investments the industry makes. Read Full Story

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Black-centered design is the future of business

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Designers can dismantle the New Jim Code. Here’s how. The disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Blacks and the continued violence against Black lives as elucidated in protests responding to the death of George Floyd have thrown light on pervasive systemic racism against Black people in the United States. That extends to the technology industry. Anti-Black racism in technological design abounds, and it cannot go unnoticed and unchallenged. Read Full Story

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