woman silhouetted at desk in front of laptop, hands to forehead Beyond the obvious impact of trauma in the workplace, feeling overworked and undervalued is probably the most emotional resignation factor at play for marginalized groups. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Everyone wants to know why marginalized groups are leading the Great Resignation, with many leaders and companies blaming the “war for talent,” which they typically define as increased employer competition. While some are indeed leaving for better options, it’s the least likely cause of Black and brown people exiting seemingly safe jobs for greener pastures.

Tara Jaye Frank is equity strategist and author of The Waymakers: Clearing the Path to Workplace Equity with Competence and Confidence.

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