On the plight of Chief Diversity Officers, often encumbered with a futile job description read the following article by Nadia Owusu, excerpt below:
“In too many cases, the responsibility for changing the company culture is placed entirely on the CDO’s shoulders. When efforts fail, the CDO then becomes the scapegoat. The organization’s leaders can say that they tried, that they are still trying; they can rest secure in the belief that they have the best of intentions. They might choose to hire another CDO or place the burden of change on other staff of color, and then the pattern begins all over again, as the gap between what institutions commit to on their websites and how employees actually experience the workplace continues to widen.”