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Black men, women and children are being harmed or killed in the United States at an alarming rate by law enforcement and other individuals simply due to the color of their skin.

This reality spanning four centuries has been magnified by the killing of George Floyd on Memorial Day. Now on the ninth day of worldwide protests, companies are paying attention and in-house counsel may be the ones to lead the way on renewing diversity, inclusion and equity matters.

Kibkabe Araya

Kibby Araya is the in-house desk editor for Corporate Counsel. She can be reached at karaya@alm.com, Twitter and LinkedIn. She is based in Los Angeles.

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