In context, metrics refers to any numerical measure of a company's or
manager's performance in meeting their forced diversity or racial quota goals. Of
course, the word "metrics" has many, many uses which have nothing at all to do
with racial quotas.
However, when "metrics" appears in conjunction with words like "inclusion", "cultural", "diversity", and "opportunity" you can be sure the user is talking about racial targets, goals and quotas.
For example, the Eastman Kodak Company awards racial quota bonuses to its executives based on metrics:
Here's how United Airlines uses metrics to measure progress toward its forced diversity goals:
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