Disney Promises 'Real Change' In Letter To Its Employees About Diversity And Social Justice

by Jeremy Spirogis
Disney Promises 'Real Change' In Letter To Its Employees About Diversity And Social Justice

Dear Fellow Employee,

The current killing of George Floyd in addition to different situations of deadly assaults and harassment of unarmed black residents in our nation proceed to drive outrage and requires motion by individuals of all cultural backgrounds, together with lots of our workers. Feelings of grief and anger trigger us to confront the inscrutable concept that the lives of some are deemed much less worthwhile – and fewer worthy of dignity, care and safety – than the lives of others.

While these devastating incidents usually are not new, there’s one thing distinctive about what’s occurring on this second. The pandemic coupled with these current injustices have pushed the problems of racial disparity into the open.

We, too, are struggling to make sense of the current tragedies that go away us feeling overcome with sorrow. While we don’t have all of the solutions, we resolve to make use of our compassion, our inventive concepts and our collective sense of humanity to make sure we’re fostering a tradition that acknowledges our individuals’s emotions and their ache. We additionally understand that now greater than ever is the time for us all to additional strengthen our dedication to range and inclusion in all places.

We intend to focus our efforts and sources to compassionately and constructively discuss these issues overtly and actually as we search options. We intend to maintain the dialog going, not simply today, however for so long as it takes to result in actual change.

Bob Chapek, Bob Iger & Latondra Newton

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