Why it matters
Most companies systemically disadvantage people of colour, but Levi’s story shows how even apparently favourable surface-level statistics can conceal deeper problems that need to be addressed.
- While a company can look diverse on the surface, the people of colour at Levi’s were mostly working in retail and distribution. Acknowledging problems requires sound data.
- This is not a HR issue and it is not a marketing issue; difficult processes like attempting to undo systemic racism require the efforts of the whole company.
- As well as tackling internal issues around diversity, brands can also find ways...