Woke, DEI promoter Dallas Mavericks proprietor Mark Cuban could be in scorching water with the Equal Employment Alternative Fee (EEOC) after posting a silly tweet over the weekend concerning federal hiring.
As Outkick.com reported Monday, Cuban defended his hiring practices to an nameless Twitter account known as The Rabbit Gap who requested whether or not Cuban has employed individuals on the idea of demographics. The account famous doing so violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Cuban responded that he has by no means employed a person completely based mostly on race, gender, or faith. Nevertheless, he apparently did admit that he makes use of “variety” as a “aggressive benefit” when deciding whether or not to rent job candidates.
I’ve by no means employed anybody based mostly completely on race, gender, faith.
I solely ever rent the individual that will put my enterprise in the perfect place to succeed.
And sure, race and gender could be a part of the equation. I view variety as a aggressive benefit
Now how would you… https://t.co/gxdtauMHtz
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) January 28, 2024
The main drawback with Cuban’s response is that he’s fully unsuitable on Title VII legislation. EEOC Commissioner Andrea Lucas schooled Cuban by stating that ethnicity and gender can’t play any “motivating issue” in hiring.
EEOC Commissioner right here. Sadly you’re useless unsuitable on black-letter Title VII legislation. As a normal rule, race/intercourse can’t even be a “motivating issue”—nor a plus issue, tie-breaker, or tipping level. It’s essential employers perceive the bottom guidelines right here.
@mcuban, EEOC Commissioner right here. Sadly you’re useless unsuitable on black-letter Title VII legislation. As a normal rule, race/intercourse can’t even be a “motivating issue”—nor a plus issue, tie-breaker, or tipping level. It’s essential employers perceive the bottom guidelines right here.
— Andrea R. Lucas (@andrealucasEEOC) January 29, 2024
“Aggressive benefit” = a motivating issue. In different phrases, Cuban could have admitted to an unlawful hiring apply to his almost 9 million followers as Outkick.com notes.
Elon Musk, who dunked throughout Mark Cuban on racist DEI practices earlier this month, responded to Lucas’s publish in settlement.
The purpose is to not substitute one type of discrimination with one other however to finish discrimination.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 29, 2024