Jun 7 • 27M

'The DEI Industry Needs to Check Its Privilege'

My interview with Conor Friedersdorf, staff writer at The Atlantic

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In recent years, we have seen the diversity, equity, and inclusion industry explode in popularity and prevalence. But my guest on today’s program says that at its worst, DEI runs from useless to counterproductive. And he thinks companies would be better off giving the lavish DEI consulting fees directly to the poor.


Conor Friedersdorf is a staff writer at The Atlantic, and the founding editor of The Best of Journalism, a Substack newsletter that highlights exceptional non-fiction writing. Last week, he published a piece at The Atlantic titled “The DEI Industry Needs to Check Its Privilege.”

Conor Friedersdorf is my guest, today on Lean Out. Transcript to come for paid subscribers.

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