Political opportunists (Capital P on purpose) are attempting to create momentum from a Supreme Court ruling on college admissions to say that all DEI efforts should be eliminated.
We cannot let this happen.
Diversity: we live in a diverse country and our organizations need to reflect that – it is a good thing and the right thing to do. Do your staff recruitment efforts purposely reach out to diverse communities? Are your hiring practices fair and objective?
Equity: people who are doing the same job and performing at the same level deserve the same compensation. Promotions should be based on objective criteria that is widely explained and applied.
Inclusion: everyone needs to feel that they matter, that they have a voice, and that they belong. Everyone needs to feel that their contributions matter.
These are non-negotiable priorities. Stand firm in your efforts!
It will continue to take lots of effort for us to reach Dr. King’s vision of Beloved Community. But I believe in that promised land.