[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 1 points 1 hour ago

No I hear you, and largely agree - but I do think corporations can choose to do good things and they can also - actually do good things. Sometimes they’re unrelated, sometimes it really is as simple as, say, choosing less packaging and thereby creating less waste. Or, whatever.

In the case of DEI, I’m guessing (in the case of the companies listed in the article) they adopted the hype without having a plan other than a basic number, i.e. 20% of VP positions will be held by people representing minority groups or whatever their metric was - and the fact is it can’t be tacked-on to hiring, it’s got to be baked into things; a truly successful DEI initiative wouldn’t need DEI, is one way to look at it.

I definitely think DEI initiatives serve a useful purpose that shouldn’t be needed. But it is. How a company deals with diversity could differ, some don’t need to because they’re already doing it; some are run by trumpublican assholes who don’t care. It’s a rich tapestry 😄

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 1 points 2 hours ago

I assume you meant “not endorsing”?

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 2 points 2 hours ago

To be fair she snorts a ton of coke. I hear that’s a helluva drug.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 1 points 2 hours ago

I used to be that cynical. But I’ve seen some good things in large orgs. I’m slightly less cynical now.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 2 points 2 hours ago

Oh he knew. Trump told him the plan.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 2 points 2 hours ago

Search for “Jan 6”

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 6 points 2 hours ago

at most a kidnapping.

Right but what then? You can’t let him go then, or they’ll face a kidnapping / attempted murder etc charge. He knew they were going to lock him up so they could admit the false electors and complete the coup. They’d have to kill him.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 3 points 2 hours ago* (last edited 2 hours ago)

It’s as good an excuse as any. God forbid they have principles.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 5 points 3 hours ago

Au contraire. Their original idea was to close-source code and “license” the software which was a brilliantly evil way to cripple innovation and enforce broken mediocrity.

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 25 points 3 hours ago

As is the way of the cult

[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 16 points 4 hours ago

He knew they were going to kill him. Ultimately there would be no other way around it.

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[-] homesweethomeMrL@lemmy.world 20 points 5 hours ago

Making fun of horrible people’s looks is still bad. But. I really don’t care, do u?

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From the Atlanta Daily World:

In a surprising yet increasingly common move, Microsoft has quietly dismantled its team dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  The decision, communicated via email to the affected employees on July 1, cited “changing business needs” as the reason for the layoffs. While the exact number of employees impacted remains unclear, the team’s lead didn’t … Continued

The post Microsoft Says Bye-Bye DEI, Joins Growing List Of Corporations Dismantling Diversity Teams appeared first on Atlanta Daily World.

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Pfft. Uh, stick, obvs.

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Eric Garner Murdered by NYPD (2014)

Thu Jul 17, 2014

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Image: Eric Garner and his wife, Esaw, during a family vacation in 2011 [New York Times]


On this day in 2014, Eric Garner was murdered by the NYPD, choked to death after police suspected him of selling loose cigarettes. Garner said "I can't breathe" 11 times before dying. The man who filmed his death was poisoned in prison.

Eric Garner (1970 - 2014) was a former horticulturist at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, father of six, and grandfather of three. On July 17th, 2014, was approached by Justin D'Amico, a plainclothes officer, in front of a beauty supply store in Tompkinsville, Staten Island. D'Amico suspected Garner of selling loose cigarettes.

Garner stated "Every time you see me, you want to mess with me. I'm tired of it. It stops today...I'm minding my business, officer, I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone."

After refusing to be handcuffed, 29-year old officer Daniel Pantaleo put Garner in an ultimately fatal chokehold. Despite Garner stating "I can't breathe" eleven times before losing consciousness, the several officers on scene did not come to his aid.

Ramsey Orta, a member of Copwatch, filmed the incident. Following a campaign of police harassment after the video went viral, he was arrested on weapons charges.

Before being imprisoned in Rikers, Orta claims a cop told him he'd be better off killing himself before being jailed. While in prison, Orta was poisoned by prison staff and at one point only ate food that his wife brought him. In May 2020, Orta was released from Groveland Correctional Facility.

Garner's death was protested internationally and became one of many police killings protested within the Black Lives Matter movement. Some perpetrators of violence against police have cited Garner's murder as a motive.

A grand jury elected to not indict Pantaleo on December 3rd, 2014. After the decision, Garner's widow was asked whether she accepted Pantaleo's condolences. She replied: "Hell, no! The time for remorse would have been when my husband was yelling to breathe...No, I don't accept his apology. No, I could care less about his condolences...He's still working. He's still getting a paycheck. He's still feeding his kids, when my husband is six feet under and I'm looking for a way to feed my kids now."

An NYPD disciplinary hearing regarding Pantaleo's treatment of Garner was held in the summer of 2019, and Pantaleo was fired on August 19th, more than five years after the murder took place.


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