Why Black Americans Are Abandoning Corporate America

Many Black Americans have the talent, motivation, and qualifications that are necessary to excel in corporate America, yet there is an obvious lack of Black people holding senior leadership roles within most of the country’s major businesses. Although there have been some efforts made to increase diversity in the American workforce, the results have been lackluster.

Recently we are seeing an exodus. Many skilled Black Americans are choosing to abandon the corporate workforce to instead pursue employment with smaller businesses or to start a business of their own. If you are a Black man considering a future in corporate America, you may want to learn why Black Americans are consistently unsatisfied with their corporate experience.

Here are some of the main reasons Black Americans are abandoning corporate America.

Unequal Freedoms In Corporate Work Environments

Unequal Representation In Corporate Leadership

Many employers have ignored their social responsibility to recruit and hire talent from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds. This is extremely noticeable at the highest levels of business. Despite decades of companies promising to implement effective diversity programs, there are currently only five Black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies in all of America. That means Black CEOs, only represent 1% of the top ranking American companies.

Unequal Compensation For Corporate Workers

● According to a report carried out by Payscale, on average, black men earned 87 cents for every dollar a white man earned.

Unequal Opportunities For Corporate Employment

There Is A Solution

The outcome of the election will have a significant impact on our ability to continue improving diversity standards in the American workforce, so it is imperative that you register to vote and cast your ballot on November 3rd. With your vote, you can help us build a government that is committed to creating policies that compel U.S. companies to recruit, retain, and promote African-Americans and other minorities without bias.

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