“Diversity” is not an excuse to discriminate against individuals based on immutable characteristics like their race and sex. Courts tolerated quotas for a time — purportedly to remedy past discrimination — but those days are coming to an end.
After the U.S. Supreme Court in June struck down racial preferences in admissions at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, employers that used racial preferences in hiring were put on notice.
America First Legal (AFL) has led the charge against government agencies and corporations with so-called diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. Despite the euphemisms these organizations use, DEI programs direct hiring committees to a select an individual who is not white, while passing over another individual who is white.
The U.S. Constitution and federal law bar racial discrimination for any reason. NASCAR is about to find that out.
AFL filed a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) against NASCAR and Rev Racing, LLC, last week, alleging that the “NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program” explicitly excludes men who are not “American Indian, Alaskan Native or of native/indigenous descent; Asian or Pacific Islander; Black or African-American; Latino or Hispanic.”
White men need not apply.
NASCAR also has a paid internship program for “students of diverse backgrounds and experiences.” White men have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but we know what NASCAR means no white men need apply.
“NASCAR, in partnership with Rev Racing, has created programs for the benefit of individuals based explicitly on their sex and race,” said Nick Barry, Senior Counsel at America First Legal. “This illegal activity should not permitted to continue. NASCAR shouldn’t be picking drivers based on their race and sex but on their ability to drive. All racial discrimination is wrong, even if it is the in-vogue ‘social justice’ cause of the day.”
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