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Biden Implores Corporate America to Continue Race-Based Hiring

President Joe Biden called on U.S. corporations to stand by hiring practices that advantage applicants from certain racial groups over others in remarks delivered Thursday in response to the Supreme Court striking down race-based college admissions.

“Companies who are already realizing the value of diversity should not use this decision as an excuse to turn away from diversity either. We cannot go backwards,” Biden said. “I know it is a severe disappointment to so many people, including me, but we cannot let it be a permanent setback. We need to remember that we have to find a path forward” Biden said of the decision and its implications.

Legal pundits have indicated that the ruling could lead to future litigation against discriminatory race-based processes in other areas of American life, including corporate hiring.

A growing number of American corporations have adopted hiring practices that incorporate preferences for certain racial identities as part of a wider push to align their corporate values with diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) guidelines. As an extension of that policy, the Biden administration has required that corporations pledge to meet certain DEI goals in order to be eligible to receive certain federal funds for particular initiatives.


Chief Justice John Roberts authored the majority opinion for the case, writing that universities had “concluded, wrongly, that the touchstone of an individual’s identity is not challenges bested, skills built or lessons learned but the color of their skin. Our constitutional history does not tolerate that choice.”

On his first day in office, Biden issued an executive order mandating that all federal agencies “pursue a comprehensive approach to advancing equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized, and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality.”

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  1. Affirmative Action (legal discrimination) was, of course, started by the Democrat JFK and then expanded significantly by Democrat LBJ. Who, not coincidentally, started our welfare state by monetizing the single parent household that has destroyed the African American family in America; where now 75% of all black children are born in single parent homes. But, I digress. I am retired now, but worked my way up to an executive position in a billion dollar Company. And for thirty years, I was told by HR (now “Diversity officers”) that when hiring any candidate; if all the qualifications were equal, then I should hire the black, the minority, the woman, etc.. Thankfully the Supreme Court has very belatedly overturned this legalized discrimination but technically only in college admissions.

    Now Biden’s DEI policies are “Affirmative Action” on steroids and are blatantly illegal discrimination calling for hiring whites last (regardless of qualifications) and firing them first. I don’t understand why states aren’t suing over Biden’s illegal executive order mandating DEI hiring in every Federal government office and agency in the country. Now the Supreme Court needs to overturn these policies that will completely destroy “Meritocracy” in America. I, for one, don’t want my doctor, my pilot, or my EMT or my grandchild’s teacher to be hired based on his/her/zi/zem’s skin color or sexual identity or sexual proclivity.

  2. Backwards we go to common sense rulings, Joe. Courts could be busy with discrimination lawsuits and businesses will have to dust off their training manuals that teach about discrimination in hiring and what people’s rights are if they think they have been discriminated against. There is so much more to look at. Have fun. It’s back to the good old days. Time might finally be running out for the equity and reparation lovers too.

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