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Diversity encouraged: 50 years after Brown, whites still rule corporate America

Author: Michael Hooper, Topeka Capital-Journal [USA], Published on: 9 April 2004

A lack of diversity in corporate America stifles decision-making and creates a compliant conduct that is unhealthy for business, a legal expert said Thursday...Wade noted that in 2000, Coca-Cola paid $192.5 million to settle a race discrimination lawsuit that involved hundreds of employees. In 1996, Texaco paid $176 million to settle a race discrimination suit that involved about 1,400 employees.

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Related companies: Coca-Cola Texaco (part of Chevron)