Disney’s diversity push under pressure as senior figure leaves company
During her tenure on the Diversity and Inclusion team, Newton co-signed a letter to employees alongside CEO Bob Chapek and executive chairman, Bob Iger, at the height of civil unrest following the 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Memphis.
“The recent killing of George Floyd as well as other instances of lethal attacks and harassment of unarmed black citizens in our nation continue to drive outrage and calls for action by people of all cultural backgrounds, including many of our employees,” the trio’s letter read.
They also promised to commit to “real change” at Disney and through its media output.
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