Why words aren’t enough from companies claiming to support Black Lives Matter

July 28, 2020

As the country erupted into protests following the murder of George Floyd, companies across the spectrum issued their respective statements of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. These external displays of support for Black people appear as empty gestures, however, as these same companies continue to fail their Black employees. In this article, HKS alumnus Erica Licht and Professor Khalil Gibran Muhammad explore why statements of solidarity do not adequately support the Black community and what actions companies can take to become better allies.

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