The Economy, Reset

Aug 14, 2020
Ending systemic racism isn't just a moral dilemma; it's an economic problem, too. A look at the road to a fairer economy.
Black Lives Matter supporters demonstrate against racial injustice and police brutality in Portland, Oregon, on July 31.
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Music industry confronts calls to 'make things right' for Black artists

Aug 6, 2020
Labels have long been accused of racist, exploitative practices toward artists. Some now pledge to support social justice and diversify executive ranks.
Rock 'n' roll great Chuck Berry in 1964. Berry was prevented from performing in segregated venues and had to share songwriting credit that belonged solely to him.
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Biden announces plan for economic investment in communities of color

Jul 28, 2020
It's a plan to ensure that post-pandemic economic recovery is built around promoting racial equality.
Biden wants to take $30 billion and funnel it into a “Small Business Opportunity Fund" designed to leverage $5 of private investment for minority owned enterprises for each $1 in public funds allocated.
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What does it mean to declare racism a public health crisis?

Jul 15, 2020
Just the process of making the resolution can have an impact, one expert says. But it doesn't trigger government funds like other crises..
A Black Lives Matter march last month. More than 60 local governments in the United States are considering declaring racism a public health crisis.
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More companies offer a paid day off for Juneteenth

Jun 19, 2020
Some corporations made the move just days ago.
Marchers celebrating Juneteenth at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in Washington on Friday.
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Dallas Fed president says closing racial disparities “very critical” for U.S. economy

Jun 18, 2020
“The better all of us do, the better the economy does," Robert Kaplan said.
President and CEO of the Dallas Federal Reserve, Robert Kaplan.
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"Systemic racism is around us, all the time," Atlanta Fed president says

Jun 15, 2020
Raphael Bostic discusses the challenges of the economy and racial inequality.
Raphael Bostic, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
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