Attorney General Daniel Cameron

Kentucky Attorney General Warns Big Corporations Against Racist Hiring Practices

FRANKFORT, KY – Attorney General Daniel Cameron continued his fight against woke ideology by warning some of the nation's largest, most profitable companies against continuing race-based hiring practices.

"Hiring practices that favor one racial group over another are immoral and illegal," said Attorney General Cameron. "I joined this coalition to ensure that systemic racial discrimination—like in corporate hiring—is a thing of the past."

In light of a recent Supreme Court ruling striking down race-based admissions in universities, a coalition of 13 attorneys general sent a letter to the CEOs of the Fortune 100 expressing concern that some of their companies' hiring practices may be similarly discriminatory and illegal.

"[T]oday's major companies adopt explicitly . . . discriminatory practices [including], among other things, explicit racial quotas and preferences in hiring, recruiting, retention, promotion, and advancement." "They also include race-based contracting practices, such as racial preferences and quotas in selecting suppliers, providing overt preferential treatment to customers on the basis of race[.]"

The coalition reminds the companies of their obligations to comply with relevant state and federal statutes. "[R]ace-based employment and contracting violates both state and federal law, . . . and we intend to enforce the law vigorously. . . . [Y]ou will be held accountable—sooner rather than later—for your decision to continue treating people differently because of the color of their skin."

The attorneys general conclude their letter by urging the companies to cease any unlawful hiring practices and committing themselves to being a watchdog against discrimination in the private sector.

Earlier this year, Attorney General Cameron warned the nation's largest asset managers not to push Environmental, Social, and Governance-related investments, and called out Target's "LGBT Pride: Kids" campaign as part of a comprehensive effort to promote gender and sexual identity among children.

Attorney General Cameron was joined by attorneys general from Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia in sending today's letter.

To ready a copy of the letter, click here.



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