The best way to get rid of ants is to kill the queen. The most effective way to do away with the spread of toxic progressive ideology is to eliminate its advocates from positions of power.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officers are like queens in the progressive anthills of corporations and universities. The good news? They’re beginning to die off.
The Wall Street Journal published an article by Te-Ping Chen and Lauren Weber this month entitled, “The Rise and Fall of the Chief Diversity Officer.” The findings will enrage leftist ideologues. Those who have been wondering what happened to common sense can sigh a breath of relief. Conservatives are likely to cheer.
According to the Journal, Netflix, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery have recently been rethinking their progressive stand on DEI to the extent that high-profile diversity, equity and inclusion executives are going to lose their jobs. Just since last year, thousands of diversity-focused workers have been laid off.
For those of us who have been scratching our heads wondering how and why corporations ever thought that DEI, gender theory, critical race theory, and the rest of the progressive nonsense would make money, the downfall of DEI not only makes sense, it was inevitable. Most people — no matter how many times progressives pump their lies through establishment media — don’t buy it, figuratively or literally.
In other words, though DEI is an effective method for radical progressives to spread their gospel, it’s bad for business. It was only a matter of time before corporate stakeholders would notice their investments were suffering because corporate leaders opted to hire postmodern-infused wokeness into their ranks.
Miriam Warren, chief diversity officer for Yelp, told the Journal about some of the challenges facing executives in the DEI field. “There’s a combination of grief, being very tired, and being, in some cases, overwhelmed,” Warren said.
I don’t want to come off as callous, but I could care less how Warren feels. How many people has she damaged while pushing her radical left agenda into the workplace? She’ll feel better in an honest line of work.
The DEI craze began in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May 2020. According to the outlet, companies rushed to hire chief diversity officers. It doesn’t say why the rush occurred, but it must have been a misguided attempt to claim the moral high ground.
Less than half the companies in the S&P 500 employed chief diversity officers in 2018. By 2022, 75 percent of those companies had created a position, according to a study from the executive search firm Russell Reynolds cited by the Journal.
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Source: The Gateway Pundit