I think you bring up a really important broader point as well the excellent specifics you addressed.

Ultimately, corporate America will never be able to police itself in terms of diversity or of anything of true societal importance.

Our system is set up so that profit drives corporate behavior. Always. No corporate board and no executive suite will ever focus on diversity as a primary goal. They will always be reactive, because that’s how the system works.

Only democratically enforced government standards can truly reign in capitalist motivation and impulses.

We’ve been confronting this reality since the late 19th century when multinational corporations began to become so powerful.

Obviously, a tension exists between letting corporations do what they do best and legislating controls to stop them from doing harm.

Ironically, sometimes cosmetic internal reform can actually be an effort to impede potential legislation. Something to wonder about!

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