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Amid million-dollar commitments to racial justice and diversity hire initiatives, agencies have been hosting and participating in panels to address racism. While some of these discussions have been fronted by Black and non-Black people of color, some have not, causing controversy within the business world of who can—or should—have a voice in these conversations.
One conversation in particular, a one-on-one livestreamed interview featuring Brad Grossman, CEO and founder of Zeitguide, and Cindy Gallop, CEO and founder of IfWeRanTheWorld and MakeLoveNotPorn, attempted to address this issue head on, but without any people of color present on the Zoom session also exemplified the very issue they were seeking to tackle.