"I think we need to be inviting more people in. We need to be helping other people understand how they can activate the right way with the knowledge that they have to move things forward in a productive way."
Fewer than 3% of all cardiologists are Black people Despite the clear inequality in cardiology and practicing medicine in general (Black people make up roughly 5% of all physicians) Dr. Paul Underwood has spent decades as a trailblazer and advocate for community education and collaboration.
How can nonprofits make sure they’re spending money where it counts? By taking a position of partnership instead of power with community leaders. According to Harper, being the person with the money and privilege doesn’t always equate to knowing how to best budget nonprofit finances.
How can the education system resolve the systemic inequalities that hold so many communities back from reaching their full potential? “It’s going to take a collective effort and all of us coming together around a common cause,” says Stephanie Parra, founding Executive Director of All In Education.