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More Workers Ready to Quit Over ‘Window Dressing’ Racism Efforts

  • Just 18% of workers trust their diversity chief to tell truth
  • 60% of workers would leave a job or not take one due to racism
    

    

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American workers are losing faith in their organizations’ responses to racial injustice, and some are willing to leave their job over it.

Trust in employers to “do what is right” regarding racism has declined over the past year, particularly among Black and Asian workers who believe racism exists, according to new data from communications firm Edelman. Notably, the person with the least credibility when it comes to talking about racism inside an organization is the head of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).