"It is certainly no secret that ethnic and racial minorities are underrepresented in the communications industry, but the actual numbers are staggering," said Cohen. "According to the PRSA Foundation, fewer than 10% of PR pros are black or Hispanic versus 30% of the US population, and growing to more than 50% by 2050."
Additionally, Cohen discussed the strides PRSA and the PRSA Foundation have made to encourage diversity in the industry. This November, PRSA is celebrating Diversity Month - a call for professionals across the industry to take tangible actions to address the diversity challenge. Read more about PRSA and the PRSA Foundation initiatives, including a partnership with the United Negro College Fund, via the PR Week article.