Facebook and Google preach racial equality. But they lack it on their leadership teams

Amid the ongoing protests, Google and Facebook stood up last week for racial equality and promised millions of dollars to groups trying to make that goal a reality. But inside the companies, the racial inequity is stark: Few black people are among their top executives. 

Last year, blacks made up 3% of Facebook’s senior leadership, an increase of one percentage point over 2018. During the same year, they represented 2.6% of Google’s leadership, unchanged from the year prior.

In terms of its board, at Facebook, two of its nine members are black. And at Alphabet, Google’s parent, two of

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