Outrages & Insights: Diversity at SolarCity

Reporting, analysis and commentary
by Jim Heaney, editor of Investigative Post

There’s a problem with the pipeline that is feeding workers to the SolarCity project at Riverbend, Jim Heaney told Steve Brown on Sunday’s installment of Outrages & Insights.

Heaney, referring to a story last week reported by Charlotte Keith, noted that African Americans accounted for only 5.7 percent of the construction workers employed at the SolarCity site during the quarter that ended in September. That contrasts with a city population that is 38 percent black.

The project is nevertheless meeting its goal of employing a workforce that is at least 15 percent minority.