(LA Progressive) -- Did you think it is time to end affirmative action in America? On the eve of a big decision on affirmative action coming from the U.S. Supreme Court, perhaps a new report from the New York Times on the state of diversity in America will change your mind.
The glass ceiling continues to break and new milestones are made as African-Americans and others climb the ladder of success. The nation even has its first black CEO in the White House. Yet, despite the progress America has made in diversifying its workforce and its management ranks, the country is backsliding.
Minority groups have been disproportionately affected by the Great Recession, and to make things worse, since the economic downturn, it appears diversity has not been a priority for employers. For those who care about racial inclusion in the professional world, the news is downright discouraging.
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