Washington, D.C. – The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision curbing affirmative action prompts the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) to advocate for a more comprehensive approach to address systemic inequities. While affirmative action was a step, racial disparities persist. A strategic diversity management model is crucial now.
Systemic racial biases are evident in health, economics, and criminal justice. Removing interventions won't resolve this. The Supreme Court decision offers a chance to adopt new tools against racism, rather than ignore it.
"The reality is, unfortunately, that race is and always has been a construct so dominant and powerful in American society that it cannot be ignored, and it certainly has never been and still isn’t benign." - President & CEO Ralph Cleveland
The American Association of Blacks in Energy calls for leaders to gain diversity management skills. This fosters inclusivity, quality decisions, and progress. We're at a turning point. Embracing the truth about racial disparities propels change.