Updated: Nov 22, 2021
Racism permeates every facet of our country and society in both obvious and invisible ways. Based on her research and travels across the US, public policy expert Heather McGhee explains how unaddressed racism can create bad policymaking and drains our economic potential. In her talk, she offers an innovative way on how to address--and dismantle--racism in order to create a more prosperous nation. Following her lead and by integrating ideas from people of various backgrounds (race, sexual identity, class), we open up possibilities for creative solutions to the complex, interrelated problems running through all areas of public policy, most importantly, education, health, and business management. She stresses, "Our fates are linked. It costs so much to remain divided." Watch her TED Talk here!