How the Racial Inferiority Myth Is Still Holding Back Black Employees

Unconscious biases are impeding true progress

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Ingrained racist expectations are alive and operating today, undermining Black employees’ opportunities and success. Getty Images

Corporate America’s decades of diversity and inclusion efforts, despite its stellar business case showing greater revenue, profitability and innovation, have failed rather spectacularly. When has a business practice, sponsored by powerful CEOs that results in more revenue, ever failed so colossally? And why is it happening?

This story first appeared in the Sept. 21, 2020, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.
@cindyafriends Cindy Augustine is the global chief talent officer at FCB.
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