The J. David Group

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Isn’t As Simple As Black & White

This special episode was recorded on  Juneteeth (June 19th), a virtually unknown holiday, until recently, which celebrates the day back in 1865 on which Major General Gordon Granger of the Union Soldiers brought news to Galveston Texas that the slaves were free. News traveled much slower then and came almost 2.5 years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

I spoke with Shawn Reigsecker, CEO of Centro and Cofounder of Unite America, in the wake of the brutal killing of George Floyd, about the role business leaders can, and should, play in social mobility and the American Dream.

Cultivating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment will not only serve as a way for people of color, in particular, to move up the socioeconomic ladder, but it’s also good business. You’ll hear Shawn discuss the ways in which he is using his role as CEO to help clear the way up that ladder. You will also hear me tell my personal story as I’ve grappled with my unique role in society and business my entire life.

Learn more about Shawn by visiting his personal website/blog here.

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