NBC Universal chairman Cesar Conde said the white share of NBC’s workforce, now at 74% and divided evenly between men and women, will be chopped to 50%.
Persons of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and multiracial folks — are to rise from the present 26% of NBC Universal’s workforce to 50%.
White men will be slashed as a share of NBC Universal’s employees from the present 38% to 25%, — a cut of one-third — and then capped to ensure that people of color and women reach and remain at 50%.
White men can fall below one-fourth of the workforce, but their numbers will not be permitted to go any higher.
To impose race and gender quotas like this on the workforce at NBC Universal — half women, half persons of color — would seem to trample all over the spirit, if not the letter, of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Unfortunately, the actions of NBC Universal are not unique these days. The California Democratic Legislature believes that color blindness is no longer a virtue, and seeks to amend the State’s Constitution in November, which currently protects against discrimination and preferential treatment to “any individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, ethnicity, or national origin in the operation of public employment, public education, or public contracting.”
An amendment is on the November ballot to repeal the colorblind amendment and allow California to start discriminating again — in favor of African Americans and Hispanics and against Asians and white men — to alter the present racial balance in state university admissions and the awarding of state contracts.
If this passes, more Hispanics and Blacks with lower test scores will be admitted to elite state schools like UCLA and the University of California, Berkeley, based on race, and fewer Asians and whites. Practices that were regarded as race discrimination and supposedly outlawed in the Civil Rights Act of 1964 will henceforth be seen as commendable and mandatory.
There will be racial and ethnic discrimination, as in the days of segregation. Only the color of the beneficiaries and the color of the victims will be reversed.
This makes me wonder if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be vilified as an “Uncle Tom” if he were alive today and said, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
Sadly, a person’s character and ability are no longer considered to be primary attributes. If you are a white male living in California, you will be oppressed by the state government, and if you are a white male working for NBC Universal, you should begin to look for another job.