Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

DEI: Moving Beyond Diversity Theater to Make a More Meaningful Impact

August 2021 Bar Bulletin

By Teco Proffitt 

It has been one year since America witnessed a summer of civil unrest and protest. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, Elijah McClain and countless other Black Americans, broadcasted racial injustice and white supremacy into our daily lives. The workplace, a space once typically absolved of all challenging discussion, has begun to confront the realities faced by many Americans. 

Now forced to observe their own role in institutional discrimination, many companies have begun adopting “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” (DEI) actions into the workplace. For example, in July 2020 Verizon announced its plan to...

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