“1 in 6 Hiring Managers Have Been Told to Stop Hiring White Men”

I would think what this survey found was problematic, even if I wasn’t a white guy:

You should read the whole thing, but…

Key findings include:

  • 52% believe their company practices “reverse discrimination” in hiring
  • 1 in 6 have been asked to deprioritize hiring white men
  • 48% have been asked to prioritize diversity over qualifications
  • 53% believe their job will be in danger if they don’t hire enough diverse employees
  • 70% believe their company has DEI initiatives for appearances’ sake

And I question even the “good news”:

The good news is that the vast majority of hiring managers ‘somewhat’ (30%) or ‘strongly’ (67%) believe their company has overall good intentions when it comes to DEI initiatives.

Remember, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Lest I be misunderstood: I believe there are benefits to diversity and that everyone should be (and feel) included. I am cautious about the word “equity,” given what it can really mean, but am 100% behind equality.

However, discrimation is discrimination, and it is both illegal and immoral.


What shall we conclude then? Do we have any advantage? Not at all! For we have already made the charge that Jews and Gentiles alike are all under the power of sin.

As it is written:

“There is no one righteous, not even one;
there is no one who understands;
there is no one who seeks God.
All have turned away,
they have together become worthless;
there is no one who does good,
not even one” (Romans 3:9-12, NIV).

The fact is that non-whites are often every bit as racist as whites, for reasons that have far more to do with the brokenness of human nature than any abstract system of white supremacy.

“But judicial appointments aren’t an objective competition.”

Worth your read:

Personally, I think that given two otherwise equal candidates, diversity adds value and is reasonable to consider. However, straight up saying you will only choose <enter your intersectional group here> is bigotry.

In the end, I am 100% with Eugene Volokh here:

And more importantly, to the extent I’m right (or to the extent President Biden is right), no-one can have any confidence about that unless rival views can be freely aired, both at the outset and in response to disagreements such as this one. If people are fired from law schools for expressing either side (or for an ill-chosen word in a Tweet expressing either side), then we can’t have that confidence. The view that dominates will dominate because of fear and suppression, not because people have actually seen the best arguments on both sides. And I don’t want that even for the view that I happen to think is correct.

Update: Some additional articles I’ve seen since originally posting this: Read More