Executives Go Quiet on Diversity After Affirmative Action Ruling, Conservative Threat

– US executives have scaled back public discussions of workplace diversity in the wake of the Supreme Court's ruling against affirmative action.

Mentions of diversity, equity, and inclusion on earnings calls and at conferences among ...

Russell 3,000 Index companies dropped by 54% in the third quarter compared to the previous year, 

– reaching the lowest point since 2018.

Conservative groups and Republican lawmakers have issued warnings to US corporations 

– about their diversity efforts in the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision.

– Legal experts have differing opinions on whether workplace diversity programs are affected by the ruling.

– Some experts advise caution in public statements related to diversity in the current climate to avoid becoming a target.

While there has been a reduction in public proclamations, 

– many companies have not pulled back on their diversity initiatives but are instead reevaluating programs and their documentation.