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The Blaze is reporting on Microsoft’s announcement about changes in their hiring and promotion practices. Microsoft has essentially announced they are racist and will be basing hiring and promotion opportunities and decisions on skin color.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement in an email to employees Tuesday, in which the executive promised that the company’s leaders are “committed to take action to help address racial injustice and inequity, and unequivocally believe that Black lives matter.”
The CEO then said that the company will “double the number of Black and African American people managers, senior individual contributors, and senior leaders in the United States by 2025.”
He added that the company will invest an additional $150 million into its “diversity and inclusion” efforts within that time frame.
Big liberal corporations today no longer seem to focus on their product or business. They spend a lot of time and energy on promoting liberal agendas.
We will accelerate our cultural transformation through further investment in inclusion. Managers who have a deep understanding and commitment to building inclusive culture are key to our company’s success. Starting in FY21, our training on allyship, covering, and privilege in the workplace will be required for all employees, with additional new content on understanding the experience of the Black and African American community. Because leadership sets the tone, we will have required live sessions for CVPs and EVPs to ensure they better understand the lived experience of these specific communities.
I feel bad for anyone working at Microsoft who does not want to be indoctrinated. Don’t you love all the buzz words like allyship and privilege? Microsoft is so woke
Micorosft further stated, “We will expand on our leadership development programs for select Black and African American midlevel employees and their managers, to help prepare for promotion to Director/Principal.”
How in the world do companies get away with this? This is not what Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for. We are supposed to judge people on the content of their character, not the color of their skin. Likewise, we should make hiring decisions based on skills and qualifications, regardless of skin color.
Talk about the soft bigotry of low expectations. Does Microsoft think black employees would not otherwise be qualified without special consideration?
The Blaze also reported that Microsoft has already received internal criticism for racism against white and Asian employees. You better be willing to drink the Kool-Aid if you work at Microsoft.
Quartz reported in 2019 that several employees used the company’s internal messaging board to criticize its pro-diversity efforts, alleging that white and Asian males were being discriminated against in the hiring process.
“Does Microsoft have any plans to end the current policy that financially incentivizes discriminatory hiring practices? To be clear, I am referring to the fact that senior leadership is awarded more money if they discriminate against Asians and white men,” a post by one Microsoft program manager said, according to Quartz.
“I have an ever-increasing file of white male Microsoft employees who have faced outright and overt discrimination because they had the misfortune of being born both white and male. This is unacceptable,” the program manager added in another comment.
The bottom line is that Microsoft is promising to commit racial injustice in the name of fighting racial injustice. This is always wrong.