Diversity is not about token gestures, it has to be more:  it has to be woven into everyday decisions, says Alvin Bowles, Vice President, Global Marketing Partnerships at Facebook, in this interview with Beet.TV

We spoke with him about his journey from Detroit to Wall Street to Silicon Valley and how mentors have helped shape his career.  He speaks about his loneliness along the way and how his fellowship with colleagues of color, in groups such as I.D.E.A., have been so helpful.

Looking ahead, he hopes the current crisis will not be a “moment in time,” but a period of transformation.  His hope is that people of color will move to senior positions in adtech and in corporate American.

While he applauds the public statements and funding around Black Lives Matter by companies, he says that we need to hold companies accountable for true progress.

This video is part of an ongoing Beet.TV series of interviews with men and and women of color, addressing their personal experiences and hopes for essential change addressing racial inequality. Please find additional videos here.