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Tech firms fight back on racial quotas

Another leftist hustle left over from the Obama administration.

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There are certain discrepancies, anomalies, idiosyncrasies, that are naturally occurring and not the product of a vast ring wing conspiracy of live and dead white males.

But, try telling that to the left.

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs under the Obama administration decided that a preponderance of males in high tech was not because males tend to staff the educational programs in this field. So naturally, they charged employment discrimination. The feds targeted firms like Oracle, Google, and others for quotas to remedy this non-situation. The government specifically said Oracle was discriminating against Asians and women. No Asians, they said, in tech.

Uh huh.

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They made up a problem and then mandated coercive solutions that benefited their own twisted race hustling agenda. Refusing to look at the HR data and see that their indictment is only a consequence of statistical discrepancies, the government left the high tech firms with no choice but to mount a spirited defense, lest the feds become their de facto HR office.

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A strange twist to this is that the federal harassment started under the Obama administration but has not been shut down by the Trump administration.

“No one is being targeted or singled out for review,” Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Director Craig Leen said at a conference in San Jose, CA last year. “I want OFCCP to have a good and constructive relationship with the tech industry.”

The way to do that is not to sue them, Craig.

Bloomberg Law reports, “Technology companies have recently pushed back on the OFCCP’s data requests, particularly related to compensation information, and many industry representatives expressed concern about how the agency examines pay data at the public meeting. Both Google and Oracle disputed the agency’s requests for additional employment information in their respective cases.”

On top of alleging general discrimination, OFCCP has targeted high tech on promotions, pay, and opportunities for those with disabilities. Apparently it never struck these federal buttinskis that individual decisions on lifestyle, amount of hours worked, and the natural obstacles everyone faces in their specific jobs are more to do with these discrepancies than a nefarious plot to keep high tech a whiter shade of pale.

Hopefully the Trump administration, granted, it has been a tad occupied, will review this frivolous litigation and see clear to letting the high tech private sector create jobs and profits.

That is what it does best and that benefits everyone.

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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