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Door being opened The events of 2020 opened a door to have more meaningful discussions about racial equity—a topic that he said his industry has not taken very seriously. (Photo: Shutterstock)

2020 was a year that saw a remarkable discussion about racial equity, both in society as a whole and specifically in the workplace. The protests that took place in the name of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others drew the nation’s attention, but part of what made the year unusual is that the business community, after years of halting progress in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), also engaged in the racial equity discussion, to a degree that it had not after other racial incidents in past years.

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