The Biden administration has bet everything on racial discrimination with every agency and department being forced to develop equity plans. There are constant claims of “systemic racism”. But what’s the reality?
As leaders in the Biden administration move to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility in government, they need a clear picture of the racial and ethnic makeup of the federal workforce.
While the federal government uses a merit system of nine principles to ensure fairness and equity in hiring, pay and promotions, the latest data make it clear that underrepresented groups still face a biased system and structural inequality in the workplace.
At first glance, the civil service appears to be racially unbiased. People of color make up about 40% of the U.S. population and about 38% of the full-time federal workforce. A closer look at the data, however, shows that this group holds a disproportionately small percentage of senior-level positions.
As of March 2021, people of color represent 47% of all full-time, entry-level employees but only 33% of senior-level positions.
Wait a minute. Hold your equity horses.
“People of color make up about 40% of the U.S. population… people of color represent 47% of all full-time, entry-level employees.”
There are some obvious statistical inequities here and they fall into the ‘equity’ discrimination category.
While the blog post rushes on to complain that senior staffers are too white, entry-level positions are skewed.
White people don’t become a minority until you look at the under-15 population (that’s why Dems will be ready to go nuclear to maintain an open border and endless ‘refugees’ and ‘immigrants’) so these numbers are clearly off.
Dems keep shouting that everything “needs to look like America”. Statistically, entry-level positions don’t look like America.
Maybe it’s time for a civil rights investigation of the federal government’s hiring practices.