Wednesday, July 12, 2017

"Why the Diversity ‘Industry’ Is a Sinister Scam"

Via Instapundit: The diversity industry has become a huge international scam. In some ways it’s a farce, but it also has a sinister side.

Employees now mutter jokes in fear of the thought police of the Human Resources Department. It is no defence to say some chance remark was intended to be light hearted. Nor it is enough to say it was not intended to cause offence.

Indeed, even though it probably would not cause offence to the vast majority of people, this is not enough to be safe. If someone happens to take offence, however unreasonably, then Human Resources are in business.

An “inappropriate” remark has been uttered. Off to diversity training for re-education. This means that asking a fellow employee out for a drink is really dangerous territory.

Naturally the diversity officers have a vested interested in proposing that as many people as possible attend these courses – so that they can then point out the desperate shortage of diversity officers to run the number of courses required.

It started in the public sector but has increasingly been embraced by the big corporates. They can regard it as a way of keeping down legal bills with all those unfair dismissal cases and the need for the form to show it “takes its responsibilities very seriously” by ticking all sorts of boxes.

But anyway big firms are generally quite content for costs to be high as they can better absorb them than the small and medium sized firms which are kept in their place by such burdens.

About $8 billion a year is spent on diversity trainings in the United States alone, according to data from U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. A staggering sum.

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edutcher said...

It's also a great little indoctrinator.

Methadras said...

And none of it means shit. Corporate thought control propagated by the legal industry as a function of mitigating lawsuits diluted to settlements.