Disney Defiantly Discriminates Against Individuals Based on Race — Must Be Forced to Obey the Law

The Walt Disney Company stands accused of hiring, training, and promoting individuals based on race, sex, and national origin.

America First Legal (AFL) has asked the U.S. Equal Opportunity and Employment Commission (EEOC) to investigate the company.

The focus of AFL’s complaint is Disney’s “Reimagine Tomorrow” website. The pages are chock-full of “inclusion” language that makes Disney’s intentions clear: illegal discrimination. From AFL:

All Disney General Entertainment productions are required to comply with Disney’s DEI “Inclusion Standards.” Some of the standards explicitly provide that fifty percent of the following jobs must be filled by members of “Underrepresented Groups:”…

The requirements apply to regular and recurring actors, producers and writers, crew and project staff, and others.

In addition, a leaked Frequently Asked Questions document on Disney’s “Inclusion Standards” describes the company’s broader plan “to increase training and development opportunities for members of underrepresented groups” in a racially exclusionary manner.

If Disney is hiring, training, and promoting “members of underrepresented groups,” that means Disney is not hiring, training, and promoting members of “represented” groups. Disney is violating the civil rights of individuals based on skin color and sex — which is illegal.

AFL said that Disney also has a grant program for “Underrepresented Directors.” If you’re a white heterosexual Christian man, you are ineligible. AFL cites the Brown v. Board of Education (1954) decision in the letter (PDF) to the EEOC:

“Discrimination based on immutable characteristics such as race,
color, national origin, or sex ‘generates a feeling of inferiority as to their status in the community that may affect their hearts and minds in a way unlikely to ever be undone.'”

The U.S. Supreme Court declared in Brown that “separate but equal” schools are unconstitutional.

AFL’s president, Stephen Miller, said it’s sad and tragic that Disney, “once synonymous with wholesome and charming childhood fantasies is now dedicated to spreading divisive bigotry.”

Disney and other corporations remain defiant in violating federal law, which Congress passed to stop racial discrimination. They must be brought to heel.

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