Christian Legal Firm Files EEOC Complaint Against Lee Jeans Parent Company for Racial-Quotas Hiring and Promoting

America First Legal (AFL) has filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission against Kontoor Brands, Inc., parent company for denim brands Wrangler and Lee, for using racial quotas when hiring and promoting employees.

Instead of focusing on creating a high quality product, Kontoor appears to have instead set its focus on absurd and unlawful discriminatory hiring practices. For example, it set “measurable goals” for its racial and ethnic workforce composition in its global Inclusion and Diversity strategy, including:

  • “Increase U.S. BIPOC [Black, Indigenous, Peoples of Color] representation from 38% to 50% by 2030.”

  • “Increase U.S. Black representation from 11% to 16% by 2030.”

  • “Increase U.S. BIPOC representation at Director level and above from 15% to 25% by 2030.”

Using racial quotas to hire and promote employees is supposed to be illegal, but it happens, especially when no one exposes these practices. President Richard Nixon created racial quotas for hiring in 1972. He authorized the U.S. Department of Labor to set specific goals and timetables to correct the “underutilization” of blacks by federal contractors.

Racial quotas, which were bad enough, morphed into “affirmative action,” a euphemism for admitting and hiring minorities with lesser qualifications for “diversity” representation. The U.S. Supreme Court is set to issue a ruling on admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The Supreme Court in 2016 upheld racial preferences in admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas by a vote of 4-3. Justice Elana Kagan recused herself, and Justice Antonin Scalia had died. The next decision could be different, with six conservative justices on the court.

From AFL:

The evidence clearly demonstrates that race, color, religion, sex, or national origin is in fact a motivating factor for employment. Companies cannot achieve racial quotas without discriminating against qualified American citizens who do not fit within such quotas. This is blatantly illegal and unfair to qualified American workers who just want to provide for their families, but apparently are of the wrong skin color in Kontoor’s assessment.

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One comment

  1. We are as we are Born and we all deserve Equal Opportunity based on that.
    BUT, we control Our Own Character and Attitudes!
    Two Attributes that Are very important when applying for jobs.