I respect the right of everyone to express their thoughts… whether they be right, wrong or misguided. That includes Windham Resident Mrs. Cathy Robertson Souter, who wrote a letter to the local Windham paper last week to warn people to beware of what they read, believe and share. I agree with that.
She also said that people need to start “fact-checking” the news, and listen “to voices outside of our normal channels.” I agree with that as well.
Then she went on to warn about the intentional spreading of disinformation, and referred to my previous letter titled “NBC Universal to Cut 24% of Workforce Because They Are White!” as “a perfect example”. When doing so, she ignored the entire point of my letter which exposed the disturbing fact that NBC Universal’s new employment policy will reduce it’s percentage of white employees from 74% to 50% – simply based on the color of their skin.
It appears that Mrs. Robertson Souter approves of NBC Universal’s new policy that they claim will “increase diversity and inclusion.” They will achieve this goal by excluding white people regarding employment opportunities. Please take Mrs. Robertson Souter’s suggestion and do your own fact-checking. Google “NBC Universal to cut 24% of workforce” and form your own conclusions. I did, and these are the facts;
“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%.”
“The percentage of white men will be slashed 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.”
The not so hidden message of the new policy is racist: White men and white women need not apply.
It’s unconscionable that any company (especially an American company) has implemented an employment policy that considers a person’s race more important than skills, experience and character.
Sadly, Mrs. Robertson Souter ignores the cognitive dissonance that NBC Universal’s “increase in diversity and inclusion” will be achieved by discriminating against and excluding white men and white women simply because of their skin color.
This country has come a long way in realizing the promise that “All men are created equal”. But NBC Universal’s decision to implement institutional racism goes against our founding principles and the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dr. King had “A dream of equality of opportunity.”
Equal opportunities for ALL Americans – not equal results and equal outcomes based on racial quotas. He implored all of us to be colorblind:
- “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
- “I look forward confidently to the day when all who work for a living will be one with no thought to their separateness as Negroes, Jews, Italians or any other distinctions. This will be the day when we bring into full realization the American dream – a dream yet unfulfilled.”
I believe in Dr. King’s dream, and that the color of a person’s skin should be irrelevant. It’s sad and unfortunate in this day and age, that not everyone is on board with that message.