Cox Joins ATL Action for Racial Equity

02/15/2021

Cox’s commitment to inclusion and diversity — especially in our hometown of Atlanta — runs deep. We stood with Ralph McGill in his editorials against segregation published in the Atlanta Constitution in the 1950s. In 1973, Cox hired Jocelyn Dorsey, the first person of color to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta, where she worked for 37 years at WSB-TV. And now, we’re proud to join the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MAC) and more than 150 Atlanta-based companies to sign the ATL Action for Racial Equity.  

ATL-Action-300x160.jpgThis multi-year, multi-step action plan is designed to help address the ongoing effects of systemic racism impacting the Black community. The MAC is focused on developing actionable playbooks in four main areas: corporate policies, inclusive economic development, education and workforce development.  

“Building a more inclusive and equitable community benefits us all,” said Alex Taylor, president and CEO, Cox Enterprises. “Working together we will ensure Atlanta continues to thrive and prosper. We support the Metro Atlanta Chamber in its efforts to tell Atlanta’s story of inclusion and equity.” 

In signing this pledge, Cox is committed to leveraging the ATL Action for Racial Equity playbook to carry out targeted actions, track our progress and share lessons learned as we strive to leverage our size and scale to make metro Atlanta a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive region. 

Building a more vibrant, equitable and inclusive economy for the future of our region is a priority that no organization can achieve alone. We are proud to come together for collective impact. 

This commitment is just one way that Cox champion inclusions, reflects our diverse communities and empowers our great people to build a better future together. Learn more about the ATL Action for Racial Equity and sign up at ATLRacialEquity.com. 

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