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Balance. It is a quality the Jedi Council in the “Star Wars” movie franchise seeks to achieve within a fictional galaxy.
And the Arizona Diamondbacks’ “D-Backs for Change Justice, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (J.E.D.I.) Council” is aiming to strike a similar balance within the Major League Baseball team’s organization.
Following George Floyd’s murder in 2020, which sparked demonstrations across the country, Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall went to Nona Lee, his executive vice president and chief legal officer, and asked her lead a new business and community initiative that would improve organizational diversity while improving the lives of those who have been disadvantaged by social injustice, racism, sexism, homaphobia or any form of discrimination.