Trump ban of ‘un-American’ diversity training roils corporate America

Behind the scenes, individual companies and industry groups are supporting efforts to mount a legal challenge to the executive order, similar to industry opposition to the president’s Muslim travel ban.

“This is an incredible opportunity for the business and financial communities to push back against these obvious plays at white supremacy,” said Aubrey Blanche, global head of equitable design and impact at high-tech firm Culture Amp.

Trump’s appeal to his mostly white base puts corporate America in a bind. Research shows that fostering diverse and inclusive workplaces boosts financial performance and increases innovation.

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