What’s the deal with diversity?
Curious about the present state of so-called “diversity initiatives” promoted by corporations who hold themselves out as premiere employers for African-Americans and others? The July 2002 issue of Black Enterprise has a discussion between diversity experts that highlights the challenges faced by organizations grappling with this dynamic concept and outlines what must be done to improve (you can only access the article through free, on-line registration). If past litigation and current claims are any indication, corporate America better get its act together before the reckoning. Folks are getting tired and actions are being filed. Underpaid, overlooked, underemployed, overworked, underestimated, overachievers…sound familiar?