Adolescent Co-Founder Writes Op-Ed About Moving Past Performative Diversity

March 29, 2024

In an Op-Ed for Campaign Live, Adolescent Content's Hope Farley discusses the waning commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) initiatives in the corporate world, attributing it to a lack of genuine follow-through and understanding. While initial responses to movements like Black Lives Matter in 2020 saw positive steps, recent layoffs and resignations of DE&I leaders suggest a regression in corporate commitment. Factors contributing to this include performative initiatives lacking lasting impact, legal challenges such as the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action, and shifting corporate priorities.

The full op-ed is available here.