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DEI Ignores Demographic Composition of USA

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Diversity! Equality! Inclusivity! All of these power words intended to provoke an emotional response ignore logic entirely. America is a melting pot, but it is still a predominately White nation. We must look at the statistical composition of America to understand why DEI and other race-based initiatives are detrimental.

Let’s check in with the US Census Bureau. The most recent data from 2023 shows the demographics of America by race on a percentage basis as follows:

  • White alone, percent: 75.5%
  • Black or African American alone, percent: 13.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent: 1.3%
  • Asian alone, percent: 6.3%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent: 0.3%
  • Two or More Races, percent: 3.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, percent: 19.1%
  • White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent: 58.9%

The US Census Bureau considers Arabs to be White and not a protected class.

As for the LGBTQ+ community, around 7.2% of Americans identify as something other than heterosexual. A bit over 1% of Americans identify as transgender. Based on birth assignment and biology, 50.47% of the population is female (XX) and 49.5% is male (XY).

Companies are increasingly setting numerical diversity goals or targets to address “underrepresentation” and promote diversity in the workforce. They can manipulate the data as they see fit.

For example, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) Chief Executive Officer and Board Chairman Arvind Krishna warned staffers that their bonuses depended on racial hiring quotas. Asians are only 6.3% of the nation, but Krishna said the company did not want to hire more Asians. Countless people have admitted they were forced to choose a diverse candidate over the more qualified one. This is blatant discrimination and prohibited under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

Using racial data to influence hiring decisions is illegal. The Supreme Court has taken on individual cases but has yet to condemn DEI as a whole. DEI and racial hiring initiatives are inherently racist and bad for business. Companies should aim to hire the best and brightest to succeed.