From the Moderator:

How do we feel about Joe Biden:

(A) Declaring before hand that his VP would be a woman
(B) Selecting a black woman

Should organizations take similar action? For example declaring that their next CEO will be a woman.

All views welcome

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I'm a fan of the pick. I'm not a fan of announcing it before hand bc I feel it discredits her. Like he felt he needed to narrow it down to colored women, he could have just made the selection and complimented her work and leadership as being the best available, not just the best among women or just a minority pick to have a more diverse card.

I believe in I&D being very important but it should be framed better. A company should do things because they know it's right not bc they want to appeal to a narrative and get people excited for their social agendas. They should push for more minority leaders, but shouldn't publish it as if they had to disqualify men/ white men in order to make the selection


A. This looked like pandering
B. No issue with the pick as she is qualified.

My concern is Harris may not give Biden anything he didn’t already have. He needs to win Wisconsin and Michigan and Duckworth may have been a more advantageous pick if targetting midwestern votes.

I believe taking that kind of approach in a company adds no value and could just manipulate share price one way or another.


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From the Moderator....

Week 1: July 19 to July 25
Discussion of the Week:
1. What is your understanding of affirmative action?
2. Should your company/firm/govt do it?
3. If yes to q2 have they done enough of it?

Remember to be respectful.


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- A Place for everyone (black,white,other POC) to share agreeing AND disagreeing views on racial topics

- Format will be one topic each week. Please reply to this pinned post with topic suggestions.

- Moderator will put up topic weekly and be watching to promote respectful and engaging conversations including ensuring popular and unpopular opinions are welcomed.

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