Summary of Color Blind or Color Brave?

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Color Blind or Color Brave? summary
Claiming you don’t see skin color blinds you to the very real problem of racial discrimination.


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Many people don’t want to talk about race. They are more comfortable believing they are “color blind.” Mellody Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, avows that this sentiment is harmful, especially as it pertains to hiring and workplace practices. The only way to combat racial discrimination, says Hobson, is to be “color brave” and to tackle the issue head on. getAbstract believes her candid affirmations provide a compelling prologue to crucial dialogue.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why avoiding conversations about race is harmful,
  • How racial discrimination manifests in society and in the workplace, and
  • What steps individuals and business leaders can take to tackle the issue.


Race is an uneasy topic for many people in the United States, but it’s time to be “comfortable with the uncomfortable conversation about race.” Ignoring a problem is never the way to solve it, and racial discrimination is a gargantuan problem:
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About the Speaker

Mellody Hobson is president of Ariel Investments. She is a regular financial contributor to ABC and CBS news.

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