In 2020, achieving equity for Black workers became a mission shifting cause for organizations across the US and beyond, prompting posts and promises to make systemic changes in support of all marginalized communities. However, in 2022 the DE&I pledges provoked by the events of 2020 have in many cases been slow to present themselves in impactful ways, if at all. DE&I initiatives are collecting dust behind other business objectives and stats are beginning to tell a story of performative allyship instead of transformative action. In this discussion, we’ll dive into the supportive indicators of idleness, address the continued call to action from the Black community, and give our flowers to the organizations that are getting it right.
Nate Nichols - Palette Group / Allyship & Action
Destiny Chambers - Lippe Taylor
Keni Thacker - 100 Rose From Concrete