For centuries, marginalized groups have been discriminated against and given restricted access to fair opportunities. The foundation of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work was established after the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Almost 60 years later, an assault on DEI is underway.
The historic Supreme Court ruling on race-conscious admissions focused on higher education. However, some organizations argue that corporate diversity initiatives discriminate. This year, several states introduced anti-Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) legislation. Critics say ESG investments prioritize political decisions rather than maximizing investor returns.