By Ryan Mills, National Review
In the wake of the 2020 protests and riots over George Floyd’s killing, leaders at DICK’s Sporting Goods engaged in a series of “conversations around race” that led to two new diversity goals.
Within five years, DICK’s vowed, it would increase minority representation in leadership roles by 30 percent, and increase the overall representation of women in store leadership to 40 percent, according to the company’s 2020 Purpose Playbook.
As part of its “Commitment to Diversity,” Amazon recently launched a program offering $10,000 grants to “Black, Latinx, and Native American entrepreneurs” looking to build delivery businesses that would partner with the company. More recently, DICK’s and Lyft have announced that they will pay pregnant employees to travel to obtain abortions.