D&I Weekly News Round Up: Racial Justice, LGBTQ+ and more
Welcome to the latest edition of our Diversity & Inclusion News Round-Up. Today we are talking about brands changing their racist logos, a very important US Supreme Court decision, diversity in major tech companies and why we are celebrating Juneteenth. Stay safe everyone!
Since 2014, major tech companies like Google and Facebook have been publishing diversity reports – and if you have been following my newsletter, every time a report is published I say “very little change”. But what has really happened in the past years – especially if we look at hiring more minorities? Read more here.
The outcome of this US Supreme Court decision was highly anticipated. In a landmark ruling, the court decided this week, that laws prohibiting discrimination at the workplace on the basis of sex, have to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This means people can not be fired anymore for being gay or transgender.
Across the world, there is a history of consumer brands using controversial mascots and logos, often based on racial stereotypes. Various companies have now announced that they will review their branding and change names and logos.
I am sure you heard or read about “Juneteenth” in the past days – but what is it about and why is it so important to be commemorated? Watch the video.