2 Years After George Floyd’s Death: Progress Yet ‘Unfulfilled Promises’ in Construction

Joe Bousquin, Construction Dive

Construction Dive has chronicled discrimination against minorities on jobsites since Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin suffocated George Floyd under his knee two years ago this week.

After spiking in 2020, the number of nooses reported on U.S. construction sites fell by about half, to seven. But that’s the same number as 2018 and 2019.

So what has changed in the past two years in construction, where 88% of workers are White and 6% are Black compared to 12% in the general workforce?

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