The Growing Battle Over Corporate Diversity Practices, Explained
Here’s what might change after SCOTUS' recent affirmative action ruling
When the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) struck down affirmative action in college admissions in June, the effects ricocheted far beyond academia. In recent months, a flurry of litigation has aimed to translate the court’s race-blind stance on education to corporate diversity and inclusion policies.
Companies have long tried to eliminate inequality in their ranks, in part by encouraging the hiring and promotion of women and racial minorities. But recent lawsuits claim those efforts perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race and gender — the very injustice they claim to stamp out.
Here's what you should know about the growing legal battle over corporate diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.
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