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Leftists Freaking Out As Diversity and Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officers Get The Boot

There is a universal truth; what goes up must come down.

Just two years ago chief diversity officers were some of the hottest hires into executive ranks.

According to one estimate, the Diversity and Equity and Inclusion (DEI) industry ballooned to $3.4 billion in 2020.

They were brought on to infuse social justice measurements into their employer’s business environments. But, in response to the cultural blowback to their actions, the same companies are now choosing to lower their commitment to diversity and equity, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

Now, the DEI experts are increasingly feeling left out in the cold.

Companies including Netflix, Disney, and Warner Bros. Discovery have recently said that high-profile diversity, equity, and inclusion executives will be leaving their jobs.

Thousands of diversity-focused workers have been laid off since last year, and some companies are scaling back racial justice commitments. “There’s a combination of grief, being very tired, and being, in some cases, overwhelmed,” said Miriam Warren, a diversity officer at Yelp.

The report cites “frequent social-media firestorms” to explain why some companies are pivoting away from hiring DEI officers.

Those may include the Bud Light debacle over trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney and the backlash against Target selling LGBTQ-themed products by a designer who promotes satanism and violence.

Since then, chief diversity officers are experiencing 40% higher turnover as compared to other positions, according to one study.

A separate study found that searches for chief diversity officers have dropped by 75% over the last year.

One HR hiring expert said it was the lowest demand he had seen in 30 years.

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“They’re telling us, the only way I want to go into another role with DEI is if it includes something else,” explained Jason Hanold.

The WSJ report mirrored complaints from LGBTQ activists that companies weren’t calling on them during this year’s Pride Month like they were in previous years. One activist whined that the usefulness of “white guilt” had run out at these companies.

Critics of DEI, like journalist Cristopher Rufo, praised the development reported in the WSJ.

“We are crushing the DEI industry,” tweeted Rufo in part.

“But this is just the beginning: we will not stop until DEI is abolished from American life.”

ABC News also reported about the shift away from woke staffing

“Years after the death of George Floyd shined a spotlight on societal inequities, diversity professionals say some companies are turning their backs on the progress that’s been made to address them.”

“Madison Butler is one of the many diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) professionals that companies previously brought on their payroll to ensure their business is equitable and accessible for people of all backgrounds.”

“But in recent months, Butler said she has found it increasingly hard to find work — and she’s not alone.”

“DEI positions have been disproportionately hit by layoffs across industries, particularly at tech companies, which have faced financial challenges as sales slowed from the blistering pace attained during the pandemic.”

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