Adam Jeffery | CNBC
As protests over the dying of George Floyd in police custody sweep throughout dozens of U.S. cities, many high executives have mentioned firms have to do extra to fight racial inequality in its varied kinds.
Fort Price, Texas-based American appointed Kenneth Charles in January as chief inclusion and variety officer, a brand new position and division on the airline. American additionally has included implicit bias coaching for its employees, which quantity roughly 130,000.
“All that work, actually necessary work, has had actually [a] optimistic impression,” Parker advised CNBC in an interview. “What I feel we’re all seeing as a rustic is that these initiatives, whereas useful, are inadequate and we have to do extra.”
Parker added that company leaders have to be extra “deliberate” to interrupt down limitations.
“There are structural limitations in place that preserve these disparities in place,” he mentioned.