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Jul 18, 2023·edited Jul 18, 2023

As a Black man, I can attest to that fact that at every one of corporate jobs I've had, I have ALWAYS been one of a very FEW Black folks on staff. Made for some interesting moments. Like the time at a company Xmas party, when one of the planners broke out a table chock FULL of watermelon with great fanfare and wheeled it over to my group's table, as a special treat for me.

Should have seen their faces when I said, "But Jim, I don't like watermelon! (edit) - and in the ensuing silence, - I don't like chicken either!"

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This move by Republican AGs is nothing more than an appeal to White grievance- as well as an effort to preserve the last bastions of White privilege.

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I don't believe these Republicans actually think white people are under represented in corporate America, but instead this is one in a long line of stunts designed to keep their followers (cult members) formerly constituents appeased and distracted from how they are not being served by their leadership. Yet another distraction so that Republicans and their patrons can continue to fleece the American tax payer.

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Jul 18, 2023·edited Jul 18, 2023

"They believe that white people are currently underrepresented in corporate America." Um, no. As your reporting shows, that's simply not the reality, especially at the top levels of organizations, to the detriment of all. Once again, their racism and bigotry shine brightly.

It seems (to me) that those who tout misinformation like this rely on people not using critical thinking to inform or educate themselves to the true reality of this and other situations, as well as playing on the disenfranchisement and emotionality of humans.

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I’m not sure they think white people are statistically under represented; I think they have an unconscious bias that White people must be better qualified for these jobs and therefore should be getting them. When they see a Black person hired, paired with a DEI program in place, the assumption is that the Black person wasn’t qualified and only got the job because of an affirmative action. The assumptions underlying this AG letter really are racially biased.

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I'm an old, now retired, white former corporate executive. I can attest that in my near 40 years in corporate America, I never felt any bias. I saw lots of bias against women, people of color and LGBTQ people, but never any bias against white men. It's just more right wing white grievance looking to find a way to explain the reality that mediocre white men are no longer privileged and must compete against folks who are far more qualified than they.

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Is there no end to this insanity? It doesn’t help that the mainstream press treats these opinions as sincere rather than outrageously cynical. We are grateful you, Judd, for holding.the spotlight

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This article should be sent to all the attorneys general who signed it in multiple ways- thank you Judd for calling out their bigotry.

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There seems to be no barrier to the alternate realities some of these elected officials live in. In *zero* way, shape or form are white folk underrepresented at the top levels of corporate life in the U.S.

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They're just doing this performative crap to keep their base/potential voters riled up. It's more distraction from the greed, corruption, and cruelty that has become the Repub brand. They know the facts don't support them, and they don't care. They're counting on the lazy ignorance of their supporters who will believe it because it "feels" right.

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I am glad to be a small cog working against this mind-numbing storyline in my job as a Growth Coach, who is also a white male, focused on driving justice and equity!

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I worked at more than one company where "diversity" in management meant a straight white man who wasn't Boston Irish.

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I showed today's column to one of my daughters, who, looking at the photograph said, "Looks like a snowstorm."

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These Republican Attorneys General are just part of the Republican plot to install a Republican President (right now it’s Trump, but could just as well be DeSantis), and enact an “illiberal democracy” in the image of Viktor Orban’s Hungarian Government. They are white nationalists and their goal is a “white Christian America”. I put this in quotes because their aim is a dictatorship and will strive to eliminate equality.

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I think it’s probably closer to the truth that the RAGA doesn’t really believe any of this “reverse racism” bullshit either, but they do see it as an excellent fundraising strategy and springboard for their various political ambitions.

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This is clearly a political stunt. They know the facts. They’re just doing this because their base is so flipping stupid. If a white man can’t get a job it’s not because a person of color is picked over him. It’s because he’s incompetent.

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