Nathan Young Steps Down as President of Diversity Advocacy Group 600 & Rising

After divisive comments on Twitter, the organization will shift to a 'bottom-up structure'

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Nathan Young, the Minneapolis ad strategist who worked to spark industrywide progress on diversity and inclusion, announced this morning he is resigning as president of 600 & Rising, the advocacy group he co-founded after the police killing of George Floyd.

Young faced vocal criticism from his fellow diversity advocates after tweeting on July 29 that another, more established equality organization, Adcolor, is “completely divorced from reality.” While some on Twitter expressed agreement with his criticisms, many others rallied to defend Adcolor and its founder, Tiffany



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