Diversity efforts are failing black employees. Here’s a better way to work towards change.
After decades of diversity and inclusion (D&I) initiatives, and 55 years since the passing of the US Civil Rights Act, diversity efforts are still failing black employees. Writing for Harvard Business Review, Laura Morgan Roberts and Anthony J Mayo set out a four-step strategy to help leaders work towards more meaningful change.
Although race discrimination was outlawed in the US in 1964, the lingering effects of slavery and the decades of discrimination and disenfranchisement that followed continue to hold back many black people. In fact, the wealth gap between black people and others continues to widen.