Farai Chideya is a multimedia journalism professional who has worked in print, television, radio, and online. Before being picked up by NPR's News & Notes, Chideya hosted “Your Call”, a daily news and culture call-in talk show on San Francisco's KALW 91.7 FM. She has also been a correspondent for ABC News, anchored the prime time program Pure Oxygen on the Oxygen women's channel, and contributed commentaries to CNN, Fox, MSNBC, and BET. Chideya has earned the title bestselling author of three critically acclaimed books and also writes persuasive articles on important topics.
After the recent Sandy Hook national tragedy, where easy access to assault weapons turned into a scene of unspeakable violence, Farai Chideya has written an article on MSNBC to provoke thought about moral corporate practices and gun laws.
In this article Chideya explains the importance of putting pressure on corporations to operate according to a community-minded moral system to curb gun violence and lower accessibility to assault weapons. She highlights the shocking truths of assault rifles being able to be bought at your local Wal-Mart and the message that they communicate to society. She explores the flaws in the debate that guns need to be available for hunting and sport usages by saying guns specifically designed for those purposes are fine when properly licensed and distributed, but casually selling weapons for rapid-fire human slaughter can only promote a violent way of thinking. Chideya then goes into explaining how creating a common American ambition focused on wholesome community values can start with proper targeting of large corporations that promote unethical activity, both in and beyond its establishments.
Farai Chideya makes a huge impact with her collective beliefs and values about moral practice in corporations by saying “By seeking shared moral ground on questions of business practices, we can return to an un-ironic sense of America as a land of opportunity, and begin again to live the dreams we have for ourselves and our nation.”
The full article is able to be viewed at on MSNBC. Farai Chideya is also available for public speaking on corporate morals and many other topics through Great Black Speakers. You are able to view her profile and book her to appear at your next school, community or corporate event by visiting Farai Chideya's Great Black Speakers profile. Check out our full lineup of corporate leadership speakers too.
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