Why does the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission even exist?
What’s the point of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission:
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and related conditions, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.
Most employers with at least 15 employees are covered by EEOC laws (20 employees in age discrimination cases). Most labor unions and employment agencies are also covered.
The laws apply to all types of work situations, including hiring, firing, promotions, harassment, training, wages, and benefits.
It doesn’t say to favor one race over the other. It doesn’t tell you to favor one religion over another.
You have to treat everyone the same way.
After George Floyd’s death, top companies cowered and vowed to make race, oh I mean diversity, the most important factor when hiring someone.
The big guys kept their word. That only means one thing: racial discrimination.
Yup. Love how Bloomberg frames it as if the hiring people at the companies were in fact racist the whole time (emphasis mine):
While the biggest shifts in 2021 happened in lower-paying job categories, such as sales workers and admins, the trend also occurred in well-paid and powerful managerial and professional roles. Even at the executive level, more than half the added jobs went to workers of color.
Black workers, who were the initial focus of the diversity push, made some particularly notable gains. Their share of managers and professionals increased at 70 companies in our data set, and they boosted their ranks among executives in nearly as many firms.
For years, companies have blamed the lack of a sufficient recruiting pipeline for why their workplaces don’t reflect the country’s racial and ethnic makeup. White men tend to disproportionately hold the highest-paying roles, and hiring managers have long said that qualified candidates from other backgrounds for elite jobs were few and far between. The latest findings show that when under pressure to hire and promote qualified diverse talent, organizations find a way to do it.
No, they didn’t just “see the light.” They knew if they didn’t do anything, then someone would cancel them.
Do you know the people are qualified or hired so that they could check off a box?
WHY would anyone want to be hired for any other factor besides qualifications? I’d be insulted if someone hired me just because I’m a female.
Uh oh. Someone will likely go after Costco soon:
More than a quarter of companies had fewer Black executives in 2021 than in 2020. Three – Costco Wholesale Corp. and chipmakers Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Broadcom Inc. – had zero Black executives in 2021. Spokespeople from Broadcom and AMD declined to comment. A representative for Costco did not respond to a request for comment.
Another uh oh. Bloomberg thinks companies are eliminating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) departments due to backlash from conservatives:
While the overall US labor market remains healthy, many companies have announced layoffs. At the same time, the cultural winds have shifted. Support for corporations’ environmental and social policies — which encompass diversity initiatives — has waned as some conservative politicians and policymakers rail against what they’ve labeled “woke capitalism.” Many chief executive officers are wondering if the scope of the Supreme Court’s June ruling on race-based admissions could apply to their own hiring goals.
“We’ve seen three years later how quickly DEI is becoming deprioritized,” said [Former CarsGuru DEI staffer Stephanie] LaJoie-Lubin, who no longer works in-house at a company, but still consults. “And now it’s like, ‘oh well, the business isn’t doing well, so where are we going to cut resources and investments?’ DEI and people teams.”
No. It’s because the DEI departments are not sustainable:
DEI positions have been disproportionately hit by layoffs across industries, but particularly at tech companies, which have faced financial challenges as sales slowed from the blistering pace attained during the pandemic.
One “DEI professional” noticed that, unlike how Bloomberg implied, the companies were not serious about diversity:
Speaking to laid-off DEI professionals, Howard noticed job losses concentrated among individuals who criticized an employer’s diversity-related policies or offered ambitious ideas for reform, he said.
“The separations weren’t coming from organizations that were really serious about enhancing their culture,” [Cecil Howard, a DEI consultant and former chief diversity officer at the University of South Florida] he said, describing a chilling effect for DEI professionals: “We don’t need you to be a voice; we need you to be a face.”
Following the BLM protests, just 6% of new S&P 100 jobs went to white applicants.
The only way this is possible is if corporations racially discriminated against white applicants.
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) September 26, 2023
The statistics use by Bloomberg for the report are disputed:
A Daily Wire analysis of the same numbers examined by Bloomberg found that, in reality, the demographics of hiring figures for 2021 were barely different from previous years. The percentage of new jobs that went to whites was likely about 46%, eight points below the 54% white makeup of companies’ existing workforces. That’s to be expected given demographic changes in the United States since the time that the currently-retiring baby boomer generation first entered the workforce.
Remember the Bloomberg story saying only 6% of new corporate hires post-Floyd were White?
The Daily Wire pointed out that this was an error based on using net numbers and failing to realize that Whites were older and thus retiring more.
Realistically, little changed. pic.twitter.com/r3UfGpg6aA
— Crémieux (@cremieuxrecueil) October 3, 2023
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