In San Francisco, Agencies Confront Their Failed Promise of Racial Diversity

Black employees say microaggressions and narrow recruiting remain the norm

Diversity advocates in San Francisco say agencies need to look beyond the Bay Bridge and recruit from more diverse communities like Oakland. Getty Images

San Francisco’s creative agencies pride themselves on the progress they’ve made in terms of gender balance and LGBTQ inclusion, but the agency experience is far different for Black agency professionals in the city. 

@ErikDOster Erik Oster is an agencies reporter for Adweek.