A few years ago, many corporations made pledges to be equitable work spaces. At the height of the 2020 racial justice protests, they even donated billions of dollars to related causes.
However, businesses have been at times known to side with popular causes to make themselves look good and the promised changes don’t always manifest.
“About 20% of the corporations get it. They have made strides, they have sought to keep up with their commitments.” — Bishop Edgar Vann, senior pastor and nonprofit founder.
Listen: How local businesses are working to be more equitable in the workplace.
Bishop Edgar Vann is the Senior Pastor of Second Ebenezer Church and the founder of Detroit Equity Inc. He is co-hosting a symposium event at Wayne State University’s student center from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on September 27 to discuss all these things.
He says a number of local business and corporations are working to create a more equitable work space, but many more have a long way to go.
“Here’s what, generally speaking, I have seen,” says Vann. “About 20% of the corporations get it. They have made strides, they have sought to keep up with their commitments.”