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How to have more productive conversations about race in the workplace

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Companies have a responsibility in the broader fight against racism.
  • Sarah Todd
By Sarah Todd

Senior reporter, Quartz and Quartz at Work

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Last week, LinkedIn hosted a company-wide meeting on racial inequality.

It didn’t go as planned.

Some employees made anonymous comments during the video call questioning the value of diversity in hiring, and minimizing the problem of police violence against Black Americans. In the aftermath, LinkedIn CEO Ryan Rolansky called the commentary “appalling,” promising that the company wouldn’t enable anonymous comments in the future—and that the company will continue working to change its culture.

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