Nobody argues against the fact that there needs to be diversity at the top of large companies, but the Left is pushing for over-representation of minorities, and they make no bones about it.
Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer told CNN how she deals with the white patriarchy. “Just today we met with a supplier and the entire other side of the table was all Caucasian males.” She went on to say how “there were actually no females, like, levels down” in the company. She vowed to “place a call” to the CEO.
Brewer said that it has to start at the top, adding that she “has to live it.” The hypocrisy starts at the top, too, beginning with CNN’s own graphic showing Sam’s Club’s executive team. According to the graphic, three of eight are white males, but that’s a gerrymandered figure. Walmart’s corporate website (Sam’s Club being a division) paints with a different color—and gender—palette.
Shall we say four out of five of the top executives are white males? Shall we say that 20 out of 32 of the next level of top executives (including the CEO of Samsclub.com, the online arm of Sam’s Club) are white males?
How about this statistic? 63 percent of Walmart’s top executives are white males. Add in females and it jumps to 88 percent. These numbers are hardly representative of U.S. demographics. What kinds of jobs are open “like, levels down” at Walmart for women and minorities? Although the company touts its efforts to improve minority promotions (mostly by filling slots on an affirmative-action model), 72 percent of Walmart cashiers are women.
According to the United Food and Commercial Workers union and the radical BLM movement, Walmart’s “progress” in race relations is laughable. They say the company is the largest single employer of African-Americans in the U.S. (aside from the military). The’ve got this list of grievances (among others):
- Minorities are disproportionately represented in low-paying positions.
- People of color made up 39% of Walmart’s US workforce in 2014, meanwhile only 29% of management were people of color.
Add to that the fact that Walmart imported about $49 billion from China in 2013—a statistic touted by the labor unions along with disgruntled Leftists and regurgitated on cue by The New York Times as recently as last week. Not only does China have a horrendous human rights problem (never mind how they treat their minorities), but the latest Leftist “progressive” study claims Walmart has displaced over 400,000 jobs in the U.S. between 2001 and 2013.
This is one area I’d probably agree with on the Left.
Brewer gets on CNN and crows about how she lives her commitment to diversity. I think most of the Left would see her for what she is: A token. She undoubtedly worked hard to gain her position, but to spew such platitudes about white males in the business world while working for a lily-white-founded, lily-white-run company in the cutthroat backstabbing world of retail is the height of hypocrisy.