In a memo to employees, NBC News chief Oscar Conde announced the Fifty Percent Challenge Initiative that sets a goal of 50% of the news organization’s employees be women and 50% of the total workforce be people of color.
New memo from NBC News chief @cesarconde_ sets a goal for representation: "that 50% of our News organization employees be women and 50% of our total workforce be people of color." pic.twitter.com/s3B5KmHz7Z
— Ben Smith (@benyt) July 7, 2020
Conde says this initiative will help create a more inclusive workplace at a time the country is dealing with “systemic inequality” and a long history of “racial injustice.”
In reality, this is nothing more than an affirmative action program that will place gender and skin color above qualifications as the network salves its conscience and satisfies social justice warriors both inside and outside the news division that they are committed to a more progressive racial agenda.