Leaders must commit to change if diversity is to work
14 September, 2020
After more than three decades spent observing or participating in the hiring process in journalism and higher education, a simple truth has emerged: people hire from their own small social and professional networks. In the case of the two realms in which I have worked during my professional life, these networks are disproportionately and overwhelmingly white.
Despite the depth and breadth of diverse talent in cities such as New York and Atlanta, many companies across all sectors continue to claim that they can’t find any qualified black or Latino candidates. You can fill in the profession: journalism, engineering, finance, film, design, and so on.
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