NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf is apologizing for comments he made about the difficulty of finding qualified Black executives.
Scharf said in a memo released this week that “there is a very limited pool of black talent to recruit from” in the corporate America.
The comments and similar statements made in a Zoom meeting, reported by Reuters, led to an intense backlash in Washington and on social media.
Scharf on Wednesday said in a prepared statement that his comments reflect “my own unconscious bias.”
“There is no question Wells Fargo has to make meaningful progress to increase diverse representation,” he wrote.