The Supreme Court issued a decision on affirmative action for colleges and universities that will change the nation.
Even though the initiative has been baked into the rules for a long time, it’s now being banned.
But one top government official explained how the Supreme Court’s ruling on affirmative action could impact the private sector.
Affirmative action is struck down by SCOTUS
The Supreme Court of the United States made history last week by eliminating a practice that used race as a qualifying characteristic for college admissions. It’s now illegal to make it easier for people to get into universities based on the color of their skin.
Pundits noted that the impact of the decision would be felt immediately since colleges are currently making decisions about who will attend their schools this fall. This was a huge win for people who believe that everyone should be treated equally regardless of their skin color.
Of course, affirmative action doesn’t just exist in schools. It’s also been codified into hiring decisions through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). And with the help of new DEI initiatives, it’s also a consideration in the process of deciding who to promote to higher positions in companies.
Now EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas is predicting a major shakeup in the labor market.
EEOC Commissioner warns employers not to sleep through this major “wake-up call”
Lucas appeared in an interview on Fox News where she issued a warning to corporate America and government agencies who have pushed the so-called Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives that have taken the country by storm.
“I think it’s going to be a wake-up call for employers. Today is a time—the best time for lawyers to really look at the lawfulness of their corporate diversity programs,” Lucas said. She believes that the focus on ESG in corporate America has been silently violating the rights of many Americans.
She said that “even though many employers don’t use the word affirmative action, it’s rampant today, from ESG, to focus on equity, pretty much everywhere.” She added that these “race-conscious actions in employment law have been illegal and are still illegal.”
Lucas believes that the effects of the SCOTUS decision will add to a fire that’s already burning in America.
Many employers are already “explicitly or implicitly” breaking the law through DEI programs
The EEOC Commissioner said that there’s already been an effort to put a stop to racial profiling in the labor market. She said she “noticed an increasing number of challenges to DEI programs,” before adding that she “would expect that this decision is going to shine even more of a spotlight” on the issue.
While she’s “not criticizing all diversity programs,” Lucas said she does believe many of them are “out of alignment” with labor laws in the United States. Companies that are “explicitly or implicitly taking race into decision-making” should really reconsider how they’re operating.
Most companies have “race-restricted internships, race-restricted mentoring, and race-focused promotion decisions.” Lucas said “if you are using race as a factor in your decision-making, you’re already violating the law,” before adding that she expects the company will face legal challenges in the future.
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