New Study: 84% of Employees Report Lack of Progress in Creating a More Equitable Workplace for People of Color | national company


NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–February 24, 2022–

Tinta 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to building equity and prosperity for Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, today released its second “ A state of iniquity: dangerous. Unheard of. Not valued. ”, revealing an increase in workplace discrimination among BIPOC employees in 2021.

Key findings include:

  • BIPOC employees report experiencing discrimination at work, leading to job loss, loss of autonomy and higher levels of burnout
    • 40% of BIPOC employees say they have experienced discrimination at work related to their race/ethnicity
    • Nearly 30% of BIPOC employees say they lost their jobs due to racial discrimination
    • At least one-third of BIPOC (32%), Hispanic (35%) and multiracial (33%) professionals say they do not feel empowered to speak out about workplace discrimination they have witnessed or experienced because of their race/ethnicity.
    • Marginalized professionals experienced burnout and job exhaustion at higher rates than their white counterparts – 44% of BIPOCs, 47% of Hispanics and East Asians/Pacific Islanders and 41% of African Americans
  • Employees and HR professionals have widely differing opinions on the effectiveness of workplace diversity training efforts
    • 84% of employees report a lack of meaningful progress in creating a more equitable environment for employees of color in the past six months.
    • Yet 82% of HR professionals say their industry is doing a good job of implementing diversity initiatives.
  • Representation in the workplace remains essential – and motivating – for BIPOC professionals, especially those mid-career or senior
    • Nearly 80% of all BIPOC employees say they are motivated at work by seeing others who look like them or who are of the same racial/ethnic background as them in the workplace.

“During the nearly two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work experience of BIPOC employees continues to be marked by discrimination, underrepresentation and lack of action to address these issues,” said Hue founder and chairman Fahad Khawaja. “While the American workplace still has a long way to go for BIPOC workerswe believe that describing these gaps and challenges can pave the way for the substantial change required to create greater equity and prosperity and improve collective workplace health and wealth opportunities for our communities.


This year’s “A State of Inequity” report combines data from two online polls conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Hue (via its omnibus product Harris On Demand) in the United States in December 2021 and January 2022. Number total respondents from the two survey periods is 2,866 adults (aged 18 and over).

About Hue

Hue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that builds equity and prosperity for the health and wealth of our communities, by creating a global network of Black, Indigenous and color employers and talent. (BIPOC) to amplify voices, increase visibility, create economic and employment opportunities, and prepare career paths. To learn more, contact [email protected], visit www.wearehue.organd follow Hue on LinkedIn, instagramand Twitter.

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