BHM BIG DATA: Where Will African Americans Be in the Future of the Workplace?
by Terence Jackson, PhD:
In an ideal world, we would not have to differentiate between American and African American. We would not have to fight for diversity and equity, because it would be automatic. The world would be truly fair, and we would have an actual meritocracy.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. We live in a world where the balance of power still falls heavily towards straight white men, and where being African American is a data verified disadvantage.
In 2019, some of the most powerful corporations commissioned a study to pinpoint the exact situation of Black people in corporate America. The findings were shocking – but not as shocking as the fact that it is now three years later, and there is no sign of change on the horizon.