The Rise of Tech’s Diversity and Inclusion Backlash

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The responses to his tweet are split between the two factions that have appeared within venture in recent years: those who support diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, and those who do not. Wealthy power players like Peter Thiel and Elon Musk have been very outspoken against the premise of DEI, with their thoughts shared and spread widely throughout the ecosystem. “DEI must DIE. DEI received a lot of support after the murder of George Floyd back in 2020, but support has waned these past few years. In a sense, they were right, and the decreased DEI support in business and tech has created ripple effects.