The great person is ahead of their time, the smart make something out of it, and the blockhead, sets themselves against it. (Jean Baudrillard)
White men have become an “endangered species” at the top of British business, according to Tesco chairman John Allan. Speaking to a business conference, Mr Allan said: “For a thousand years men have got most of these jobs. The pendulum has swung very significantly the other way and will do for the foreseeable future. If you are a white male, tough. You are an endangered species and you are going to have to work twice as hard. If you are female and from an ethnic background and preferably both, then you are in an extremely propitious period,” he added.
A former senior executive at Infosys has accused Indian software major Infosys of a racist bias that favours Indian techies over others. While roughly 1% of the US population is of the South Asian race and national origin, roughly 93%-94% of Infosys’s United States workforce is of the South Asian national origin (primarily Indian). This disproportionately South Asian and Indian workforce, by race and national origin, is a result of Infosys’s intentional employment discrimination against individuals who are not South Asian, including discrimination in the hiring, promotion, compensation, and termination of individuals.
The Supreme Court upheld the use of racial preferences in admissions at the University of Texas, giving a vote of confidence to affirmative action policies. The court previously had upheld the use of race in college admissions in 1978, then again in 2003. Justice Samuel Alito slammed the decision as “affirmative action gone wild.” He said it allows the university to seek out African-American students with privileged backgrounds over low-income white and Asian students. The case was brought by Abigail Fisher, a white woman denied entry to her state’s flagship university in 2008. She ultimately graduated from Louisiana State University but had continued to press her case with the aid of a conservative legal group called the Project on Fair Representation. Edward Blum, the group’s president, said: “As long as universities like the University of Texas continue to treat applicants differently by race and ethnicity, the social fabric that holds us together as a nation will be weakened.” Speaking from the White House after the ruling, President Obama applauded the justices’ ruling.