Diversity and inclusion conversations are messy, and not having them is not a choice Senior leaders in Corporate America are fearful about diversity and inclusion.  They are saying things like: "This is so important that we want to get it right” “This is so complex; I am not the right person to talk about it” “Let’s hire an expert to help us figure out the solution.” These are excuses.  This is really code for "we want this to go away."  And, your team knows that you expect it to go away.  The past has shown us that issues of gender equality and racial equality do go away eventually.  #MeToo had a rise and fall, and backlash with men fearing working with women in the workplace 1:1 according to LeanIn.  People of color are worried this will ride the same wave. This time it is different This is an unprecedented time of social change.  With COVID lingering on everyone’s minds and people...

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