Companies Lay Off Chief Diversity Officers after the Supreme Court Overturned Affirmative Action

Since last year, thousands of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) officers workers have been laid off. Less than half the companies in the S&P 500 employed chief diversity officers in 2018, but by 2022, 75% of those companies had created a position. According to the Wall Street Journal, when the Supreme Court overturned affirmative action for college admissions in June, companies started anticipating spillover legal action might impact them, and they are laying off DEI workers en masse. We have reported before that DEI is tied to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals that can be enforced through restrictions or denial of financial and insurance services.

Last week, Trump-appointed US District Judge Clifton Corker struck down the Department of Agriculture and Small Business Administration’s race-based contracting schemes favoring minority-owned businesses, citing the Supreme Court’s recent ruling gutting affirmative action. Richard Hanania pointed out that now in the 6th Circuit, the only way to have race preferences is under very narrow circumstances by showing past discrimination by the specific government agency and that the discrimination was intentional against the group in question. Almost nothing can meet this standard.


The best way to get rid of ants is to kill the queen. The most effective way to do away with the spread of toxic progressive ideology is to eliminate its advocates from positions of power.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion officers are like queens in the progressive anthills of corporations and universities. The good news? They’re beginning to die off.

The Wall Street Journal published an article by Te-Ping Chen and Lauren Weber this month entitled, “The Rise and Fall of the Chief Diversity Officer.” The findings will enrage leftist ideologues. Those who have been wondering what happened to common sense can sigh a breath of relief. Conservatives are likely to cheer.

According to the Journal, Netflix, Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery have recently been rethinking their progressive stand on DEI to the extent that high-profile diversity, equity and inclusion executives are going to lose their jobs. Just since last year, thousands of diversity-focused workers have been laid off.

For those of us who have been scratching our heads wondering how and why corporations ever thought that DEI, gender theory, critical race theory, and the rest of the progressive nonsense would make money, the downfall of DEI not only makes sense, it was inevitable. Most people — no matter how many times progressives pump their lies through establishment media — don’t buy it, figuratively or literally.

In other words, though DEI is an effective method for radical progressives to spread their gospel, it’s bad for business. It was only a matter of time before corporate stakeholders would notice their investments were suffering because corporate leaders opted to hire postmodern-infused wokeness into their ranks.

Miriam Warren, chief diversity officer for Yelp, told the Journal about some of the challenges facing executives in the DEI field. “There’s a combination of grief, being very tired, and being, in some cases, overwhelmed,” Warren said.

I don’t want to come off as callous, but I could care less how Warren feels. How many people has she damaged while pushing her radical left agenda into the workplace? She’ll feel better in an honest line of work.

The DEI craze began in the wake of George Floyd’s death in May 2020. According to the outlet, companies rushed to hire chief diversity officers. It doesn’t say why the rush occurred, but it must have been a misguided attempt to claim the moral high ground.

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RockyMtn 1776
RockyMtn 1776
11 months ago

Companies MAY be doing this, but many colleges are not. Many have found a way to get around the law.

11 months ago

Lay off ? No, fire them.

Boomer Lady
Boomer Lady
11 months ago

There are all sorts of ways to fight ESG, including using the Constitution.