Wednesday, April 23, 2014

11835: Top 50 Diversity Hypocrites…?

DiversityInc published its annual list of the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. As always, there are no advertising agencies or advertising holding companies among the fifty. Yet more disturbing are the regular honorees including Mastercard, Procter & Gamble, Prudential, Johnson & Johnson, AT&T, Marriott, Wells Fargo, Cox, Aetna, General Mills, Target, IBM, Colgate-Palmolive, Kellogg Company, Dell, Coca-Cola, Walt Disney, Kraft, Allstate, Toyota, Verizon, Comcast and JCPenney. That is, major advertisers display a staunch commitment to diversity while co-conspiring with advertising agencies where diversity remains a dream deferred and delegated. It would be most fitting if DiversityInc held a party to salute the winners and hired Pioneer of Diversity John Wren to deliver the keynote address.

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