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For Black Designers, a Surge of New Visibility and Business is ‘Bittersweet’ – The Wall Street Journal


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For Black Designers, a Surge of New Visibility and Business is ‘Bittersweet’ – The Wall Street Journal

In late May, on a road trip from Cleveland to St. Paul, Minn., Suzanne Rivera and Michael Householder spent time talking about updating the new house they were moving into on the campus of Macalester College, where Ms. Rivera was due to begin her term as president on June 1. Somewhere in Michigan, their conversation…

In late May, on a road trip from Cleveland to St. Paul, Minn., Suzanne Rivera and Michael Householder spent time talking about updating the new house they were moving into on the campus of Macalester College, where Ms. Rivera was due to begin her term as president on June 1.

Somewhere in Michigan, their conversation turned to race, amid the news of George Floyd’s May 25 killing while in the custody of the Minneapolis police and subsequent wave of protests.

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