Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Tim Meads.
Labor Day weekend has come and gone, marking the unofficial end of the summer, but we'd be remiss if we didn't focus on this past season's hottest trend: Anti-white racism under the guise of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
As flagged by conservative strategist Greg Price, "Open racial discrimination against whites and Asians is just a thing now I guess."
He attached screenshots to several recent stories, highlighting programs or policies that explicitly push minority individuals over white people.
Asians are obviously not white, but because of their general cultural success in America, they have been deemed "white-adjacent"
by proponents of Critical Race Theory.
Many of the plans highlighted by Price are potentially illegal, but the programs deserve scrutiny so that Americans can see what equity in action really looks like.
For example, Bank of America recently announced a new mortgage lending program geared specifically to black and Hispanic homebuyers.
The loans require no down payments, no closing costs, and no credit scores. To qualify, you must make below a certain amount of money each year and purchase a home in a black or Hispanic neighborhood in select American cities. White homebuyers in those neighborhoods who meet the criteria are eligible for the program, but the company admits those aren't the program's intended beneficiaries.
"Our Community Affordable Loan Solution will help make the dream of sustained homeownership attainable for more Black and Hispanic families, and it is part of our broader commitment to the communities that we serve,"
A.J. Barkley, head of neighborhood and community lending for Bank of America, said.
So, in other words, the gigantic bank openly brags that its goal with the program is to racially discriminate.
It is doubtful that Bank of America will begin a program like this in the predominantly white and poverty-ridden town of Beattyville, Kentucky - despite its widespread economic ruin due to policies that shipped jobs overseas and allowed drugs to proliferate through the country.
Yet Bank of America might be okay - legally speaking - since it doesn't exclude white people from accessing its newest version of subprime mortgages.
The same likely cannot be said for Amazon or pharmaceutical giant Pfizer.
The Washington Free Beacon recently reported that Amazon and Pfizer announced programs specifically for minority candidates - white people need not apply, it seems.
Amazon is being sued for a program that allegedly discriminates based on race. Under the company's Amazon Delivery Service Partner's diversity grant, certain races are eligible to receive thousands of dollars to become delivery partners. The plaintiff in that suit says it is "patently unlawful racial discrimination."
"This means that businesses owned by blacks, Latinos, or Native Americans receive a $10,000 stipend from Amazon to become delivery service partners, while whites and Asian Americans who wish to become delivery service partners receive no such stipend and must foot the entire bill for their startup costs,"
the lawsuit claimed, according to The Free Beacon.
Why? Well, a look at Critical Race Theory principles - which animate such ideas - shows that present discrimination is needed to rectify past discrimination. Thus, in a leftist worldview anyway, it's okay to exclude certain races that have been deemed non-victims.
Pfizer is even more explicit in its racial requirements.
The company - which recently posted record profits thanks to its COVID vaccine - recently announced a "first-of-its-kind"
nine-year fellowship that offers a 10-week summer internship for rising undergraduate college seniors, two years of full-time employment after undergraduate graduation, a fully paid scholarship for a master's degree, more summer internships, and post-program employment at Pfizer.
It is probably the "first-of-its-kind"
because it is only for Americans of "Black/African American, Latino/Hispanic and Native American descent"
- which experts say is against the law.
"This Pfizer program is so flagrantly illegal I seriously wonder how it passed internal review by its general counsel,"
Adam Mortara, a top civil rights attorney, told The Free Beacon.
In Minnesota, teachers unions are also advancing racial discrimination.
Under a collective bargaining agreement between the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers union and the Minneapolis Public School District, non-white teachers are considered a "population underrepresented among licensed teachers."
That racial category means that for some reason they should be prevented from being laid off first - regardless of their educational qualifications.
In a statement given to The Washington Times, the Minneapolis Public School District actually defended its racist policies.
"To remedy the continuing effects of past discrimination, Minneapolis Public Schools and the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers (MFT) mutually agreed to contract language that aims to support the recruitment and retention of teachers from underrepresented groups as compared to the labor market and to the community served by the school district,"
the district told the D.C.-based paper.
Americans should get used to more of these sorts of programs.
The Biden administration has required all federal agencies to craft their own equity action plans. As The Daily Wire has previously discussed, those plans also enact anti-white racism across the country and represent a "total transformation of government."
In all of these plans mentioned, there is little emphasis on the merit of candidates, teachers, or loan holders. The dominating factor for qualification is the race and ethnicity of individuals involved - not their character or achievements.
The evidence indicates that big banks, big unions, big business, and big government are all ideologically aligned in this effort - which is bad news for all Americans, regardless of race.
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