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Workplace Diversity

How Should You Be Talking With Employees About Racism?

Diversity and inclusion experts weigh in. One throughline: It's better to grapple with the issue openly than say nothing because you're afraid of getting it wrong.

Here's How Business Leaders Are Responding to the George Floyd Protests

Many are using their platforms to express solidarity with the black community and promising to do their part in reaching meaningful reform.

Facebook is Losing Business and Getting Slammed by Civil Rights Leaders

Facebook's decision to leave up a post by President Trump threatening "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" in reference to the George Floyd protests is continuing to damage the company's reputation.

Streaming Services Join Music Industry 'Blackout' Over the Death of George Floyd

Some artists feel #theshowmustbepaused observance is "tone deaf," however.

Amazon VP Quits in Protest After Workers Who Raised COVID-19 Concerns Are Fired

'Remaining an Amazon VP would have meant, in effect, signing off on actions I despised. So I resigned,' wrote former Amazon vice president Tim Bray on Monday.

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