The month of June saw the US Supreme Court rejecting the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle DACA, a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the US as children. And in another landmark ruling, the court found that workplace discrimination based on an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity is prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

These decisions bring a sliver of hope to many fighting racism and injustice against a backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and a global pandemic. As millions of LGBT Americans gain new rights in the workplace, employers get a renewed opportunity to promote diversity in the workplace.

At SIA, we have compiled a list of diversity staffing suppliers. To be fair, we have been doing this for over a decade, long before the current crises. It’s a small attempt to highlight the efforts of the ecosystem to achieve diversity because pursuing diversity, inclusion and belonging in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, but makes strategic sense as well for our clients and the talent.

At the end of the day, however, it’s really not about companies using a diversity-owned staffing firm to help them find diverse candidates. That is just ticking a box, and it is going to take more than that to make diversity a part of your company’s DNA, writes Senior Editor Craig Johnson in his feature, “Catalyst for Change.” SIA President Barry Asin agrees and remarks in “SIA Musings” that “at the organizational level, the industry should work to stamp out the remaining overt racism and bias in the hiring process.”

Do you envision a workplace that is just, open and unbiased? Regardless of your position in the industry, you can lend your voice to create a more inclusive, bias-free hiring environment that works for all communities including people of color, minorities and other disenfranchised groups.

At our end, we will continue to educate and elevate the industry through the content we publish and we welcome your input. Please reach out to the editorial team or me personally. Together we can help drive change.