The Economic State of Black America
As with many aspects of American life, the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately impacted BIPOC communities. For Black businesses, this meant closing their doors and for Black workers, either being laid off or made to work in unsafe conditions. In a system where Black workers are proportionally overrepresented in low-wage work and sharply underrepresented in executive positions, this negative impact is exacerbated. However discouraging this reality is, it serves as a call to action to close the wide, possibly widening, racial gap.
At INFORUM, a panel of experts on the economic state of Black America will provide insight on what a path to equal and just recovery looks like, expanding upon research by McKinsey & Company. Further, juxtaposing the current reality with the prosperity offered by a better future, they will drive home the need to make change, and do so quickly.
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Shelley Stewart III
Partner, McKinsey & Company; Co-author, "The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be"
Partner, McKinsey Global Institute; Co-author, "The economic state of Black America: What is and what could be"
Dr. Kristen E. Broady
Ph.D., Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
CEO and President, LeadersUp
U.S. Assistant Managing Editor, Financial Times—Moderator