Buchanan refers to the famous 1996 California referendum that in effect, banned affirmative action programs as unfair. Heather MacDonald writes about it in “The Diversity Delusion.”
Political and academic elites vowed to do an end run around the will of the people. The term “affirmative action” was retired and replaced with a new term: diversity.
"Many chose passive resistance or tried to hide noncompliance under Orwellian name changes: San Jose's affirmative action bureaucracy rechristened it self as the Office of Equity Assurance."
Yet, what other explanation is there for this week’s draconian personnel decision of NBCUniversal chairman Cesar Conde.
According to Conde, the white share of NBC’s workforce, now 74% and divided evenly between men and women, will be chopped to 50%.
Persons of color — Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, Native Americans and multiracial folks — are to rise from the present 26% of NBCUniversal’s workforce to 50%.
What does this mean?
White men will be slashed as a share of NBCUniversal’s employees from the present 38% to 25%, — a cut of one-third — and then capped to ensure that people of color and women reach and remain at 50%.
White men can fall below one-fourth of the workforce, but their numbers will not be permitted to go any higher.
To impose race and gender quotas like this on the