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Princeton U. Creates Tool That Allows Users to Select Vendors Based on Diverse Attributes

Princeton U. Creates Tool That Allows Users to Select Vendors Based on Diverse Attributes

“Princeton University declined to comment for this story.”

Suppose you need a product or service and you want it supplied by a black vendor or an LGBT owned business. That’s what this does.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:

Princeton Introduces ‘Diversity’ Search Filter for University Vendors

Princeton University has created a “supplier diversity” tool that allows staff to search for vendors with “diverse attributes,” part of a multiyear plan to inject diversity quotas into the school’s procurement process.

The tool, a screenshot of which was circulated on social media, lets users exclude suppliers outside a boutique cross-section of identities. A department buying office supplies, for example, could restrict its search to businesses owned by LGBT African Americans, Native American veterans, or “Asian Pacific American” women, among other combinations.

The tool is available to all Princeton faculty and staff, the university’s Office of Finance and Treasury said in a November newsletter. It came online after Princeton pledged in April 2021 to direct 10.5 percent of its expenditures to “certified diverse firms,” according to a procurement plan posted on the school’s website.

Princeton University declined to comment for this story.

Supplier diversity has become something of a cause célèbre throughout higher education. Yale, for example, announced in October 2021 that it had launched a “Supplier Diversity Program” that would “identify and encourage” minority-owned businesses to bid for contracts. Harvard, Dartmouth, Swarthmore, Cornell, and the University of Pennsylvania have adopted similar programs.

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Princeton U. Creates Tool That Allows Users to Select Vendors Based on Diverse Attributes Bigotry
FIFY (going Alinsky on ’em)

Morning Sunshine | August 10, 2022 at 11:44 am

so I can use this to find people who hire by merit instead of immutable characteristics?

“A department buying office supplies, for example, could restrict its search to businesses owned by LGBT African Americans, Native American veterans, or “Asian Pacific American” women, among other combinations.”

PLEASE nobody tell Biden.

This cuts way too close to enabling the search for the apocryphal handicapped transgender lesbian black single mother — the holy grail of human resources departments in every federal agency in existence.

“Oh, you wanted me to buy supplies from the most expensive vendor based, not on price, but on supplier diversity? Sorry, can’t do that. The department is out of money. You’re the director. What should we do about this?”
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I support white-only businesses, so hope they have a query for that, too.