DEI and Reverse Discrimination – A Time for Reflection


On May 25, 2020, police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, murdered George Floyd, a 46-year-old man, after arresting him for allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill to buy cigarettes. This tragedy shocked the world, leading hundreds of thousands of people, many of whom had been sheltering at home because of the pandemic, to take to the streets to protest his death and other incidents of police brutality, racially motivated violence against Black people, and systemic racism. The magnitude and significance of the George Floyd protests could not be ignored and served as a spark for Corporate America to meaningfully address diversity in its workforce. (Oct. 7, 2021). Soon after Floyd's death, companies across the country began publicly announcing their support of diversity initiatives.