Project Description

Diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives face multiple attacks from layoffs, budget cuts and political opposition that question the value of these programs.

Multiple states, including Florida, Texas, Missouri and Iowa, are seeing efforts to stop public funding of DEI initiatives for colleges. Meanwhile, in the private sector, layoffs and restructurings are testing businesses’ resolve to continue with their DEI programs.

In this article, Nikki Barua shares her perspective on the impacts of corporate cutbacks on DEI initiatives.