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Junteenth image The protests have put a spotlight not only on embedded racism in every part of society, including in the workplace, but also on the public’s insufficient education on U.S. history when it relates to African Americans. (Image: Shutterstock)

Due to recent events that have sparked a conversation on racial injustice, Juneteenth, a holiday mostly celebrated by the African American community, has exploded into popularity to the point where several major companies have declared June 19 a paid holiday.

But general counsel from Eventbrite Inc., Mastercard International Inc. and Adobe Inc. say credit is due to their culture-based employee resource groups and diversity and inclusion groups who proposed Juneteenth to be an official holiday and asked employees to educate themselves with resources from books to music as work-from-home policies are still intact.

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