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Ellen McGirt


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Recent articles by ellen:

Racism is a public health problem

The CDC declares racism a public health threat, the safety net failed disabled Texans during the deep freeze, and Lil Nas X is having the last laugh. → Read More

Recognizing patterns: reflections on anti-Asian sentiments in business

A startup CEO talks about the experiences of Asian Americans in the business world, and a major money manager bucks with Wall Street to conduct a racial audit. → Read More

The Derek Chauvin trial continues to day five

It’s hard not to feel like a reckoning is taking place in Minneapolis. → Read More

On Trans Visibility Day, the war on LGBTQ rights continues

192 anti-LGBTQ+ laws are currently working their way through state legislatures. → Read More

How to address anti-Asian violence with coworkers and friends

Racism and hate can seem as big and immovable as a grounded container ship. But hope means doing what you can. → Read More

1955 Capital’s Andrew Chung on the Atlanta shootings, anti-Asian racism, and a very hard phone call to his father

A prominent investor reflects on being an Asian American success story - and realizing that's not enough. → Read More

Centering the stories of the Atlanta spa shooting victims

One step towards fighting hate is making sure we see the humanity of its victims, and don't look away. → Read More

How to support Asian women after the Atlanta attack

Concrete steps you can take to give support and fight hate in the wake of a horrific attack in Atlanta. → Read More

The entertainment industry's racism is costing it billions

By underinvesting in black-led projects, film and television production firms are shooting themselves in the (financial) foot. → Read More

Articles by Ellen McGirt

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How Kamala Harris and a new generation of Black leaders emerged from historically black colleges

Elite Black colleges and universities have produced a generation of pathbreaking figures. Plus AAPI activism in the food industry, and more. → Read More

Vernon Jordan and the fight for voting rights

Jordan joins John Lewis in the ranks of fallen civil rights leaders. But as legislators move to restrict the vote, his fight goes on. → Read More

The Fortune 500 has a new Black CEO

New TIAA CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett bolsters the too-thin ranks of Black women CEOs, plus the Equality Act, diversity in the wilderness, vaccine access, and more. → Read More

Want to get the U.S. back on track? Put employees first

Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker say it's the only way to address the pandemic, economy, and racial inequity → Read More

Ted Cruz' poodle endures the crisis in Texas, too

The failure of public systems hits people of color hardest. Plus, building an inclusive business curriculum, and the passing of Fat Boys' Markie Dee. → Read More

What George Washington's teeth show us about cognitive biases on race and history

Misleading American myths about race, justice - and yes, teeth - lie at the heart of our cultural and political blowups over everything from George Floyd to the Capitol insurrection. → Read More

raceAhead: Rihanna becomes a billion-dollar founder

Fenty X Savage is a unicorn, cat lawyer has problems, working from home may be harder on Black employees, and we celebrate the Lunar New Year. → Read More

It's time to stop AAPI hate

Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Eric Yu are taking the fight against anti-Asian-American bias to a new level. But really changing things will take an even bigger effort. → Read More

Political conspiracies like QAnon will never end

Why isn’t there a higher price paid by people who spread clearly baseless conspiracies? → Read More

Where are the Black CEOs?

Black CEOs are all around us, if we would let them grow. → Read More