In 1994, when Bernie Milano of KPMG founded the PhD Project, there were only 294 African American, Hispanic American, and Native American business professors in the United States. In just 20 years, the PhD Project has played a vital role in quadrupling that number such that today there are 1,274 minority professors in business schools.
So although America should be a beautiful mosaic, it is not. Far too many of America’s tiles are missing, mislaid, left behind, disenfranchised, excluded, subjugated, abused, broken, and oppressed. Instead, America’s mosaic is an ugly, incomplete piece of art in need of skilled artisans to repair and complete her.
These threats are sufficient for organizational leaders to include a discussion during the socialization and onboarding process to explain how deviant behaviors committed by employees outside of work not only can affect their employment options within the organization, but also can present serious ramifications for the overall organization as well.
Often, organizations lament about the dearth of Black Ph.D.s available for hire, a refrain often used to explain people of color's under representation among employees in organizations at certain levels.
We are definitely not suggesting people adopt conservative views in order to be happy. This could actually be detrimental to all citizens because countries actually need a good deal of citizens with liberal political orientations to continue to fight for and advance the causes that are representative of liberal governments.