The Pittsburgh firm holds a nationwide assembly as the company world seeks to include social justice – WPXI
PITTSBURGH – The trial of the Minneapolis police officer who is accused of killing George Floyd is due to begin Monday. On the same day, a Pittsburgh company holds a national city hall meeting about the race. It is part of a growing trend for American corporations to take the cloak of social justice.
“In particular, it is my responsibility to use my platform to report when I see injustices,” said Leroy Ball, CEO of Koppers.
The event, titled Bridging the Racial Divide, will feature six police chiefs from across the country, including Pittsburgh chief Scott Schubert.
“We have to look at ourselves and find out what we can do to get better. We cannot expect companies and others to change unless we are ready to change ourselves, ”said Lance Hyde, Koppers director of global inclusion and diversity.
Floyd’s death was a catalyst for many companies to demand change.
Company employees said some of their employees, spread across 34 states, have faced racial injustice in their own communities.