The Impressions Xchange podcast is where all topics impacting the graphic imaging community and printing industry are addressed via in-depth news coverage, analysis and timely interviews. Hosted by the editors-in-chief of the printing industry's leading publications, each episode features interviews and insights bridging the commercial, packaging, wide-format, and in-plant communities.

In the U.S. printing industry, people of color make up only a modest percentage of those in executive and management roles. Rising to that level takes a lot of hard work to begin with, but for minorities there are additional hurdles, often not spoken about.

In the latest Impressions Xchange podcast, In-plant Impressions Editor Bob Neubauer has a frank discussion with Alvin Griffin, manager of Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ Graphic Production Center, about the barriers he has faced in his career because of his race and how discrimination has impacted him. They discuss why it’s important to understand the challenges minority managers face and how having a more diverse workforce can strengthen the entire printing industry.

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