How to beat the two pandemics

Many people refer to COVID-19 and racism as “the two pandemics.”

With COVID-19, our job is to keep our distances, wash our hands, and wear a mask while we wait for a vaccine. For anyone trying to do the right thing, the task is fairly simple.

With racism, our job is much more complex. The steps to a cure are not as simple. But the first step for just about anyone appears to be education and learning. And today, at 7 PM UTC -4, we all have an opportunity to learn from National Book Award winner and New York Times bestselling author Ibram X. Kendi, as he discusses his book “How to Be an Antiracist.” For anyone trying to do the right thing, today’s task is fairly simple: register for the free event and listen with an open mind.

We can’t just wish these pandemics away. But we can wear a mask. And we can learn how to fight racism. That’s ethical leadership.

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