Black entrepreneurs, once successful in mainstream spaces, face disproportionate scrutiny, seeing errors rebranded as 'crimes.' In contrast, White CEOs like Elon Musk, Adam Neumann, and Ben Smith enjoy leniency, wealth accumulation, and room for mistakes.
From Joseph Jett (Wall Street) to Calvin Grigsby (Banking) in the 90s, Robert Smith (Private Equity), Frank Raines (Fortune 500 CEO) in the 2000s/2010s, to Fearless Fund (Venture Capital) and Carlos Watson (Media) recently, black stars face a double standard by prosecutors, competitors, media.
The problem is spreading as more Black Americans leave corporate America behind and focus on becoming their own boss. No one is immune. Share your story today and/or join us to help bring an end to double standards and white collar racism.
Black Entrepreneurs face systemic racial discrimination when trying to raise money to launch a business. They are further subjected to a double standard that criminalizes their actions while their white counterparts often get a pass.
Too Black for Business exists to call out that double-standard and shine a light on the Black Entrepreneurs who’s lives it upends.