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"The backlash is real": Behind DEI’s rise and fall

Companies have backed away from DEI programs over the past two years in the wake of attacks from lawmakers, high-profile rich guys and conservative activists like former Trump aide Stephen Miller.

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"The backlash is real": Behind DEI’s rise and fall
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    The big picture

    Diversity, equity and inclusion, or DEI, was the hot thing in corporate America a few years ago. Now: not so much.

    "The backlash is real": Behind DEI’s rise and fall

    "The backlash is real": Behind DEI’s rise and fall

    Some businesses are cutting back funding, trimming DEI staff — and even considering pulling back on things like employee resource groups comprised of workers of various races, ethnicities or interests.

    Between the lines

    Companies that never cared much about DEI, or that fear lawsuits over programs, are using the moment to back away. Others are sticking with these efforts but doing it quietly.

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