Racial Divide at Amazon Persists, Data Shows


New data gotten from Amazon reveals that the tech giant’s executives ranks remained largely white.

The share of non-white executives rose modestly though.

According to the new data, minorities continued to account for most of Amazon’s blue-collar workforce.

The disclosure made Amazon the largest company by market capitalization to date to respond to a call from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer for companies to publicly release a confidential federal form, his office said on Thursday.

A lack of racial or gender diversity in the leadership of many U.S. corporations has drawn focus since last year’s Black Lives Matter demonstrations.

Amazon’s data on U.S. workers showed that as of the end of October last year, 71% of top executives were white, down from 74% at the same point in 2019.

The figures were in a similar range as other big technology companies, several of which have not yet disclosed 2020 reports.

Amazon’s total U.S. employment now stands around 950,000, and the company has described more hiring goals.


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