U.S. business moved to combat racism after George Floyd’s murder. Here’s what still needs to be done.

U.S. business moved to combat racism after George Floyd’s murder. Here’s what still needs to be done.
Eric Eve
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On May 25, 2020, the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis sent shock waves throughout the U.S. and ushered in a modern civil rights movement in protest of deep-seated racial and economic disparity. Ripple effects were also felt throughout corporate America, with many companies realizing for the first time how critical — and precarious — their relationships with their customers, employees, and communities are. It was a watershed moment for corporate responsibility, and many organizations were quick to make sweeping promises and public commitments in their statements to address racial inequality.