In the racial justice reckoning that followed the murder of George Floyd by a police officer in May 2020, corporate giants pledged to create a fairer workplace through hiring, training and investment.
Such proclamations have a long history, however, and are often met with skepticism. U.S. employers spend about $8 billion each year on diversity training, yet a majority of employees feel that such programs do not successfully address workplace discrimination, according to a May report from the Boston Consulting Group.
“We’ve made enormous progress, but there is still tremendous work to be done for historically underrepresented groups in the workplace,” said Gabrielle Novacek, lead author of the
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