RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — Three years after George Floyd’s death, his uncle calls diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts shortlived. Floyd’s murder led to a whirlwind of DEI pledges in Corporate America with major companies vowing to promote minorities in the workplace creating windows of opportunity.
“The windows are closing,” said Roger Floyd. “We have to be relentless about pursuing equity and social justice in society. We have to come together because we’re so much better together.”
Floyd’s uncle Roger never imagined his nephew would become a household name. It’s a life he says the world witnessed cut short too soon.
“Growing up as a youngster he always said he wanted to be famous,” he said. “As a family, especially here in his birth state of North Carolina, we came together and said we have to do something. We have to take advantage of the momentum.”
Global outrage mounted across the globe and in the heart of downtown Raleighon …