“A Slap in the Face” – Iowa Republicans Are BANNING Racist Hiring Practices

Iowa’s Attorney General has joined with other Republican lawmakers across the nation to take a stand against race-based hiring. They’re targeting their own by taking on law firms. Here is the full story.

Republicans Against Diversity

Image Credit: Shutterstock / SFIO CRACHO

In late August, Iowa’s Brenna Bird took to Twitter to announce that she has joined hands with other Republican attorneys general in attacking diversity programs.

Supreme Court Opened the Door

Image Credit: Shutterstock / 4kclips

Citing the recent Supreme Court decision striking down affirmative action at public colleges and universities, Bird said that race-based hiring is now illegal across the board.

But They Didn’t Go Far Enough

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Koldunov

Bird and her colleagues also think the new ruling extends into the private sector.

Lawyers Are in Trouble

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Denis—S

That’s why they sent a letter to the 100 largest law firms in the United States to warn them that race-based discrimination would not be tolerated.

Their Own Definition

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Pixel-Shot

The part that might be hard for many to swallow is what Bird and her fellow AG’s consider to be discrimination.

They Had Plenty to Say

Image Credit: Shutterstock / bangoland

The sprawling 9-page letter that the group sent out makes it clear that they consider race-based hiring to fall under that umbrella of discrimination.

They Were Bold

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Prazis Images

 “Eliminating racial discrimination means eliminating all of it,” the letter says at one point, with bolding and italics added for emphasis.

Don’t Play the Percentages

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Prostock-studio

Then the letter goes on to explain that hiring practices which require a certain percentage of employees to be non-white is discriminatory.

Leadership Is Not Exempt

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Vladimir Gjorgiev

Further, the letter says that requiring a certain percentage of candidates for open leadership roles to be minorities is discrimination.

Interviews Are Off-Limits

Image Credit: Shutterstock / AnnaStills

And the group of attorneys general also wants law firms to cease and desist hiring tactics that include standardizing questions around diversity and inclusion during the interview process.

They’re All Politicians

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Joseph Sohm

There is clearly a political component to this development, as at least one of the attorneys general involved is gunning for a bigger position.

He’s Gunning for More

Image Credit: Shutterstock / the stock company

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is running for governor of that state. It’s a heated contest against incumbent Democrat Andy Beshear, and every issue could potentially be the difference maker.

He Came Out Swinging

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Prostock-studio

Cameron, a black man, has jumped into the fight against diversity hiring practices with both feet.

He Bashed Identity Politics

Image Credit: Shutterstock / PeopleImages.com – Yuri A

Taking to Twitter, Cameron says, “Suppressing equal opportunity in the name of identity politics is a slap in the face to the promise of the American Dream for all.”

They Cover the Map

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Gorodenkoff

Led by Montana AG Austin Knudsen, the group also includes attorneys general from Kansas and Arkansas and sees the Supreme Court ruling as a foot in the door.

Don’t Tamper with Training Programs

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Ground Picture

Besides attacking the hiring practices of law firms, Bird and her cohorts also take issue with employee training programs that target diversity issues.

Implicit Bias Isn’t a Thing

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Cast Of Thousands

Specifically, they say that training that assigns “fault, blame or bias” or that focuses on implicit bias is illegal.

They’re Firing in All Directions

Image Credit: Shutterstock / New Africa

It’s not just law firms who are coming under fire from these conservative politicians, either.

They Aim for the Top

Image Credit: Shutterstock / J Walters

Back in July, eleven other attorneys general joined Bird and Cameron in crafting a letter targeting Fortune 100 CEOs.

Cease and Desist

Image Credit: Shutterstock / fizkes

Similar to their directive to law firms, the AG’s demanded that the big corporations discontinue quota-based hiring for both employees and contractors.

They’ll Be Back

Image Credit: Shutterstock / fizkes

Both letters left little doubt that the attorneys general planned to follow up hard with their targets down the road.

They’ve All Been Warned

Image Credit: Shutterstock / Khosro

They finished up each letter with a warning: “If you choose not to do so, know that you will be held accountable — sooner rather than later — for your decision to continue treating people differently because of the color of their skin.”

This Business Put up a “No Gen Z’s Allowed” Sign, and the Gen Z’s Are Furious

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / SpeedKingz

A small business owner has gone viral on Twitter for posting a sign in his shop window berating Gen Z cashiers, claiming that he had to close because his cashiers quit as he didn’t let their boyfriends stand around with them all shift. This Business Put up a “No Gen Z’s Allowed” Sign, and the Gen Z’s Are Furious

President Biden Sniffs Child in an Incident That’s Been Branded “Quite Strange”

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Andrew Cline

Criticism floods in as President Joe Biden’s recent interaction with a young girl at Helsinki Airport raises eyebrows and leaves many questioning his behavior and ability to lead. President Biden Sniffs Child in an Incident That’s Been Branded “Quite Strange”

Biden Is an “International Joke” – An Embarrassing Moment for an Octogenarian President?

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Luca Perra

Recently, a false claim has been making the rounds that Biden made embarrassing remarks about curing cancer. We dig into what was reported vs. what actually happened. Biden Is an “International Joke” – An Embarrassing Moment for an Octogenarian President?

Foreign Migrants Are OVERFLOWING in NYC – Who’s to Blame?

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / photofilippo66

Migrants are being transported to cities across the nation, and there isn’t enough housing or shelter to hold everyone. Foreign Migrants Are OVERFLOWING in NYC – Who’s to Blame?

Florida Is Banning Transgender People From Schools: Trans Teachers and Students Are Now Back in the Closet, by Law

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / Matt Gush

The Orange County Public Schools, one of the largest and most prominent school districts in Florida, recently made headlines with the issuance of new guidelines that have stirred significant controversy. Here’s the full story. Florida Is Banning Transgender People From Schools: Trans Teachers and Students Are Now Back in the Closet, by Law

The post “A Slap in the Face” – Iowa Republicans Are BANNING Racist Hiring Practices first appeared on Pulse of Pride

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock / PeopleImages.com – Yuri A. The people shown in the images are for illustrative purposes only, not the actual people featured in the story.

Source: Desmoinesregister

+ posts