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How to Apply a Racial Equity Lens to Your Investments

What can investors do to dismantle systemic racism? Here are some ideas.

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We've passed the one-year anniversary of George Floyd's murder by a white Minneapolis police officer, which ignited worldwide protests and underscored the urgent need to dismantle systemic racism in the United States. What has been built up for centuries cannot be torn down in an instant. Change must come from many directions, including those that may not seem obvious at first glance. Like investing.

If you are fortunate enough to be an investor, you have the means to contribute to change by applying a racial equity lens to your investments. Here are some thoughts on how to do it.

Jon Hale does not own (actual or beneficial) shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.