Combat Racism with Your Investments

On Sunday, July 14, 2019, President Trump made a comment via Twitter that “Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen” should “go back” to their own countries. The tweet was largely interpreted as referring to four Democratic congresswomen of color: Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. These women are all US citizens and three out of the four were born in the US.

Reported in the New York Times, The House of Representatives voted to condemn Trump’s comment about the four congresswomen as racist.

Democrat Representative John Lewis even commented, “I know racism when I see it, I know racism when I feel it, and at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism.” 

Discrimination based on race is something that has been a reality in this country for centuries, and centuries later, we’re still living it on a daily basis.

You might think that there’s nothing you can do in response to Trump’s comment or discrimination in the US, but as investors, there is a clear and impactful way for us to act: We can divest from companies that have a history of discrimination and invest in companies that are doing everything to fight racial injustice and promote human rights, diversity, and inclusion. 

Here at Invested Interests, we can build a personalized portfolio for you with mutual funds that support diversity initiatives.  

Click HERE to learn more about our Human Rights & Diversity portfolio.