Monday, July 19, 2010

DiversityInc: Leaders in Discrimination

DiversityInc claims to be "DiversityInc's mission is to bring education and clarity to the business benefits of diversity."

But if you're a white male forget it. "More than half of our employees are women and more than 75 percent are people of color."

However, the owner of the web site / magazine has an extremist view of black conservatives.
A management consultant on Monday stood by remarks over the weekend in which he compared black Tea Party activists to Jewish guards in Nazi concentration camps, telling there are "turncoats" in every group.
Luke Visconti, owner of DiversityInc, first said on CNN that Tea Party leaders are "leveraging racism" and that they have risen to power with an "anti-black Obama" message.

When the anchor noted that black members are active in the conservative movement, Visconti responded: "There were Jewish concentration guard camps. Weren't there?"

Reached Monday, Visconti elaborated. He said his point was that "there are people in every group no matter what is being done to them that will side with the people that are doing the injustice."

The mission of his web site / magazine states:
We define diversity management as the proactive management of race/culture, gender, orientation, disability and age to ensure equal outcome in relationships with employees, customers, investors and suppliers. We feel that the first two factors (race and gender) are the most important because they impact the treatment of the other three factors and are the most dominant loci of discrimination.
We believe that all people are created equally, and therefore, talent is distributed equally as well. We feel that an organization's management of diversity can be defined and judged in absolute metrics, most easily with human-capital statistics.
"Equality of outcome." This is a socialist worldview where all outcomes are equal, regardless of whether you work hard, or have no skills, etc.

They also state: "We believe that all people are created equally, and therefore, talent is distributed equally as well." What a bunch of hooey. We all know that talent is not distributed equally. That's why I program computers instead of being a country western singing star. Some people can't program computers. There are things I have no talent for.

This guy is part of the problem in race relations in this country. If they'd focus more on equal opportunity, instead of equal outcomes, we'd all be better off.

What a jerk this Visconti is.

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