Corporate America has joined protesters in condemning the death of George Floyd at the hands of police and calling for action to confront racial inequalities in the United States. “Businesses have to use every instrument at their disposal to reduce these barriers” Merck CEO Ken Frazier said after the first week of demonstrations. CEOs, including those from Walmart, Bank of America and Johnson & Johnson, talked on CNBC about plans and investments to break down those barriers.
For university students, cancel culture has taken on a whole new meaning. First, they were forced off campuses and relegated to emergency online learning in March. Now with summer’s arrival, university students and new graduates will feel pain from new sources. Companies and nonprofit organizations have canceled internships, rescinded job offers, and posted fewer jobs for summer and autumn. These actions mean opportunities for industry-linked learning will be further diminish