Thoughts on the recent Bloomberg report that only 6% of the S&P 100’s new hires are White.
Over the last year, several readers have noted that they’ve been having trouble finding work for quite some time. This is despite the unemployment rate being supposedly low due to a supposed shortage of workers. The one thing that all these anecdotal reports have in common is that they come from White guys. Given the ideological psychosis that has gripped the Western world for the past decade, the natural conclusion to draw from this is that White men are being systematically discriminated against by the plump ladies in HR.
Proving this in any individual case is essentially impossible. Most resumes simply disappear into a black hole. On the odd occasion when one actually receives a rejection email, it certainly never says something as blunt as “Sorry, you’re a great candidate with exactly the skill set we’re looking for, but you’re a White dude so we decided to give your position to Tyrone.”
No, instead the email says something like, “Thank you for your interest in the position. We received many applications from highly qualified candidates, and regret to inform you that we cannot offer you a position at this time. We wish you the best of luck.” As application after application meets such a pro forma rejection, it starts to get to you. Sure, you understand the sociopolitical context. You can read the boilerplate accompanying every job ad, we value diversity and especially encourage applicants from all equity-seeking groups. You know BlackRock has grabbed everyone by the stock shorts and curlies, and is shoving ESG down everyone’s throat at the point of their interest rates.
Maybe you’re being paranoid, and using that paranoia to generate excuses.
Maybe the problem is you.
Maybe you just suck.