Mellody Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments and the chairman of the board of directors at Dreamworks Animation. Recently she gave a TED Talk titled “Color Blind or Color Brave?” in which she encouraged everyone to openly discuss topics of race. Unfortunately, most people tense up or get very uncomfortable when the topic of race is brought up in conversation, but, as Mellody says, that is not the way to improve society.
In her TED Talk, Mellody gives detailed examples from history and her own personal experience of how different approaches to race issues can affect society. Above all, it is important to always view life from another’s perspective and have empathy for everyone.