By Katie Zakrzewski and Mark Carter
The wild ride that was 2020 came with consolation prizes, among them a significant increase in the focus on awareness of racial injustice. Southern Bancorp CEO Darrin Williams believes much work remains to be done to ensure level playing fields, especially in the banking and finance industries, but he’s determined to “push forward.”
Williams and fellow Black business leaders Garbo Hearne and Myron Jackson visited with Arkansas Money & Politics about what it’s like doing business as a person of color in 2021. Hearne is the owner of Pyramid Art, Books & Custom Framing and Hearne Fine Art in Little Rock, and Jackson leads The Design Group, a Little Rock design and marketing agency that serves minority communities.