Checking In On Corporations' Racial Justice Promises 1 Year Later : Consider This from NPR Corporations had a lot to say about racial justice last summer. They made statements. They donated millions to civil rights organizations. They promised to address their own problems with diversity and representation.

A year later, NPR's David Gura reports on Wall Street's mixed progress.

Kim Tran tells NPR's Sam Sanders that the diversity, equity and inclusion industry has lost its way.

And DEI consultant Lily Zheng talks about their front row seat to corporations varied efforts to change culture and practices.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

Companies Made Racial Justice Promises Last Summer. Did They Keep Them?

Companies Made Racial Justice Promises Last Summer. Did They Keep Them?

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An "All Black lives matter" sign is pictured on a billboard at Times Square in New York City last summer. Many companies made statements or pledged to change their own practices during the nationwide racial justice protests. Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An "All Black lives matter" sign is pictured on a billboard at Times Square in New York City last summer. Many companies made statements or pledged to change their own practices during the nationwide racial justice protests.

Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

Corporations had a lot to say about racial justice last summer. They made statements. They donated millions to civil rights organizations. They promised to address their own problems with diversity and representation.

A year later, NPR's David Gura reports on Wall Street's mixed progress.

Kim Tran tells NPR's Sam Sanders that the diversity, equity and inclusion industry has lost its way.

And DEI consultant Lily Zheng talks about their front row seat to corporations varied efforts to change culture and practices.

In participating regions, you'll also hear a local news segment that will help you make sense of what's going on in your community.

Email us at considerthis@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Connor Donevan and Brianna Scott. It was edited by Sami Yenigun with help from Wynne Davis. Our executive producer is Cara Tallo.