One of the problems is that those in charge of doing the hiring are still very much White. Another hurdle is that there is no real accountability for mid-level managers who discriminate against people of color. In my most recent job, they did a Covid lay off and the director in charge took this opportunity to get rid of all the Black women in the department in one fell swoop, no White staff were let go. And he seems to have gotten away with it even though the VP of HR is a Black person himself. It was mind-boggling. This same director also only hires White males for management positions. This is all taking place in a very well known international firm in Los Angeles, CA. Diverstity and inclusion is definitely an uphill battle.

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Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com

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Alejandro Diaz

Alejandro Diaz

Alejandro Diaz writes about culture, politics, and the workplace. His new business, D & E Management Solutions, Embraces Humanity at work https://dandems.com