Gregory Meeks and National Urban League Call on Amazon to Commit to Diversity and Inclusion Plan for HQ2
Amazon does not have a single top executive who is a person of color, and the e-commerce giant also does not have a single person of color on their Board of Directors. Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) on Monday sent a letter urging Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to commit to a comprehensive and specific diversity and inclusion plan for its New York headquarters. The letter, which was also signed by National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial and NY Urban League President and CEO Arva Rice, called Amazon’s failure to diversify its highest ranks “appalling.” “New York City and the borough of Queens are the most racially and ethnically diverse urban area in the entire world. ... The diversity of New York has the potential to fuel unprecedented innovation and creativity as Amazon embarks on a new phase of growth. But this won’t happen without a comprehensive and intentional plan for diversity and inclusion,” they wrote. “Amazon New York must look like New York, and we’re ready to help Amazon achieve this.” More here.